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 . It was popularized in the early 20th century by American actress Gloria Swanson (1899-1983). Another famous bearer is feminist Gloria Steinem (1934-).
Glora Swanson (1921)
People think this name is
classic mature formal upper class wholesome strong refined strange simple serious nerdy
actresses, American Horror Story characters, angels, Animal Crossing characters, Bobs Burgers characters, Bully characters, civil rights, Desperate Housewives characters, Fargo TV series characters, female US presidential candidates, glory, Hey Arnold characters, literature, Lucius characters, Marian titles, Minecraft Story Mode characters, Philip K Dick characters, Pokemon characters, politics, Remothered characters, retired Atlantic hurricane names, singers, Six Feet Under characters, song titles, storms, The Golden Girls characters, The Sopranos characters, theatre, TV show titles, virtues, word names
Sources & References
Entry updated February 4, 2020