Gladys

Gladys - A very unique female name



  Jan 21,2021      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Gladys appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #15. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Gladys and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Gladys? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Gladys. The baby girl name Gladys was given to 45 baby girls in 2012, ranking #2108 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 31,406 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Gladys peaked in popularity 111 years ago in 1910 on position 15.



Famous with this name

Gladys George
Gladys Cooper
Gladys Knight


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Gladys is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Gladys is currently topping the baby name charts in California at position #1,398 - and is the least popular in New York at position #2,355.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Gladys is where you live.


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Gladys origin and meaning

Gladys is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. We couldn't find any information about what this name means. To see famous people named Gladys, pop culture references for the name Gladys and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Gladys

We've found the following names that sound similar to Gladys, sorted by popularity.

Gladis / Gladyce / Gladies /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20122108
20112069
20101768
20091734
20081526
20071553
20061255
20051138
20041169
20031153
20021061
20011070
20001094
1999991
1998972
1997825
1996760
1995725
1994697
1993692
1992691
1991669
1990545
1989727
1988735
1987763
1986750
1985674
1984720
1983746
1982625
1981692
1980629
1979693
1978771
1977623
1976613
1975538
1974606
1973580
1972635
1971517
1970520
1969475
1968486
1967450
1966445
1965383
1964384
1963365
1962356
1961331
1960319
1959325
1958293
1957264
1956244
1955233
1954228
1953216
1952216
1951201
1950182
1949178
1948174
1947164
1946157
1945141
1944137
1943131
1942126
1941118
1940116
1939104
1938103
193786
193684
193578
193466
193360
193254
193155
193048
192944
192841
192737
192635
192533
192430
192329
192225
192124
192022
191921
191822
191723
191622
191521
191420
191319
191219
191118
191015

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
California1398
Texas1501
Georgia1545
New York2355

Even more about Gladys


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Gladys a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Gladys?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1910
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Gladys
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 31,406
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +45

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