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Gender Feminine
Usage Welsh, English
Pronounced Pron. GLAD-is(English)
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Meaning & History

From the old Welsh name Gwladus, possibly derived from gwlad "country". It has historically been used as a Welsh form of CLAUDIA. This name became popular outside of Wales after it was used in Ouida's novel 'Puck' (1870).
VariantsGwladus, Gwladys(Welsh) Claudia(English)
Masculine FormsClaud, Claude(English)
Other Languages & CulturesClaudia(Ancient Roman) Claudia(Biblical) Klavdiya(Bulgarian) Clàudia(Catalan) Klaudija(Croatian) Klaudie(Czech) Claudia(Dutch) Claude, Claudie, Claudette, Claudine(French) Claudia(German) Claudia(Italian) Klaudia(Polish) Cláudia(Portuguese) Claudia(Romanian) Klavdiya, Klava(Russian) Klaudia(Slovak) Klavdija(Slovene) Claudia(Spanish) Claudia(Swedish) Klavdiya(Ukrainian)


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