Gender Masculine

Meaning & History

Old English name derived from the elements glæd "bright, cheerful, glad" and wine "friend". This name was not actually recorded in the Old English era, though it is attested starting in the 11th century [2].


Sources & References

  1. Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England, available from
  2. Reaney, P. H. and R. M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. Oxford, 1997, page 192.
Entry updated December 7, 2022