Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. /ˈɡlɔɹ.i.ə/(English) /ˈɡlo.ɾja/(Spanish) /ˈɡlɔ.rja/(Italian)  [key·simplify]

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 & CulturesGlorija(Croatian) Glória(Hungarian) Glorija(Latvian) Glória(Portuguese) Glorija(Serbian) Glorija(Slovene)
Same SpellingGlória
User SubmissionsGlòria, Gloría


People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   natural   wholesome   strong   refined   strange   simple   serious  

Name Days

Austria: July 26
Poland: May 13


Glora Swanson (1921)Glora Swanson (1921)


Sources & References

Entry updated April 23, 2024