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Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. GLAWR-ee-ə(English)
GLO-rya(Spanish)
GLAW-rya(Italian)
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Meaning & History

Means "glory", from the Portuguese and Spanish titles of the Virgin Mary Maria da Glória and María de Gloria. Maria da Glória (1819-1853) was the daughter of the Brazilian emperor Pedro I, eventually becoming queen of Portugal as Maria II.

The name was introduced to the English-speaking world by E. D. E. N. Southworth's novel Gloria (1891) and George Bernard Shaw's play You Never Can Tell (1898), which both feature characters with a Portuguese background [1]. It was popularized in the early 20th century by American actress Gloria Swanson (1899-1983). Another famous bearer is feminist Gloria Steinem (1934-).

Related Names

VariantsGloriana, Glory(English)
Other Languages & CulturesGlória(Hungarian) Glória(Portuguese)
Same SpellingGlória
User SubmissionsGlòria, Gloría

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Glora Swanson (1921)Glora Swanson (1921)

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Poland: May 13

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