Meaning : Country, Country; nation,
Pronunciation : GLAD-is (English) , GLAD iss,
Used : Variant of Gwladus, an old name of uncertain derivation, perhaps a Welsh feminine form of the Latin Claudius, an old Roman family name derived from claudus (lame).,
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Numerology information Gladys:
Name Number: 5 Meaning: Motion, Change, Freedom, Diversity, Liberty, Choice, Interest, Search, Risk, Danger, Fear
Additional information Gladys:
From Welsh word Gwlad
Gladys is a Welsh girls name of uncertain origin. It comes from the Old Welsh name "Gwladus", itself which probably derives from "Gwlad" meaning "Country; nation". However, there are suggestions that it could stem from "Gwledig" meaning "ruler", or even that it might be a Welsh version of Claudia. The name Gladys was popular in the early 1900s but has since faded into obscurity for new borns.
Latin Meaning: The name Gladys is a Latin baby name. In Latin the meaning of the name Gladys is: Sword.
American Meaning: The name Gladys is an American baby name. In American the meaning of the name Gladys is: Sword.
French Meaning: The name Gladys is a French baby name. In French the meaning of the name Gladys is: A feminine form of Claud, aLatin Claudium meaning lame. Claudia was mentioned in the book of Timothy in the New Testament, and has been common in the English-speaking world since the 16th century.
Welsh Meaning: The name Gladys is a Welsh baby name. In Welsh the meaning of the name Gladys is: Derived from the old Welsh name Gwladys, a, meaning lame. Also derived from the Welsh 'gwledig', meaning territorial ruler. Famous bearer: British actress Dame Gladys Cooper.
From the old Welsh name Gwladus, possibly derived from gwlad "country". It has historically been used as a Welsh form of CLAUDIA. This name became popular outside of Wales after it was used in Ouida's novel 'Puck' (1870).
Definition funny of Gladys:
The most amazing girl you will ever meet. She is smart, strong, and beautiful. Anyone would be happy to have her as a girlfriend; she is loving, caring, compassionate... ONE WORD: AMAZING
Damn, my girl is a Gladys!
The most amazing girl . She's shy at first. She's funny, always laughing. She's smart. She's the kind of girl that will be there for you no matter what. She's loyal. She's awesome. She's beautiful. She's sweet and kind hearted.
Boy 1: Damn look at that girl. Boy: She's a gladys.
Gladys is a hipster with a monkey hat on.
Expression information Gladys:
People with this name are excited by change, adventure, and excitement. They are dynamic, visionary and versatile, able to make constructive use of freedom. They fight being restricted by rules and conventions. They tend to be optomistic, energetic, intelligent, and to make friends easily. They may be changeable, restless, untidy, and rebellious.
Soul information Gladys:
People with this name have a deep inner desire to use their abilities in leadership, and to have personal independence. They would rather focus on large, important issues, and delegate the details.
Songs about Gladys:
You're The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me (Instrumental Track With Background Vocals)[Karaoke in the style... by Easy Karaoke Players from the Album Easy Instrumental Hits, Vol. 33 (Karaoke Version)
Missing You (In the Style of Brandy & Tamia & Gladys Knight & Chaka Khan) [Performance Track with Demonstration... by Done Again from the Album Missing You (In the Style of Brandy & Tamia & Gladys Knight & Chaka Khan) [Performance Track with Demonstration Vocals] - Single
Please Send Me Someone To Love [feat. Gladys Knight] by B. B. King from the Album How Blue Can You Get? / Classic Live Performanc
Missing You (In the Style of Tamia Brandy, Gladys Knight and Chaka Khan)[Instrumental Only] by ProSource Karaoke from the Album Missing You (In the Style of Tamia Brandy, Gladys Knight and Chaka Khan) [Karaoke Version] - Single
Decision at Glady Fork by Bryan Sutton from the Album Ready To Go
That's What Friends Are For ((Instrumental Version - Flute) [In The Style Of Dionne Warwick,Gladys Knight,Elton... by The Versionarys from the Album Purely Instrumental 80s: No 1 Hits Vol. 2
Midnight Train To Georgia (Karaoke Instrumental Track)[In the style of Gladys Knight and the Pips] by ProSound Karaoke Band from the Album Karaoke - In the Style of Gladys Knight - EP (Professional Performance Tracks)
Books about Gladys:
Gladys Aylward: The Little Woman by Gladys Aylward and Christine Hunter (Jun 1, 1970)
Gladys Aylward: The Courageous English Missionary Whose Life Defied All Expectations (Women of Faith (Bethany... by Catherine Swift (Jul 1989)
Gladys Aylward: No Mountain Too High (Trailblazers) by Myrna Grant (Mar 20, 2003)
Gladys Aylward: Missionary to China (Heroes of the Faith (Barbour Paperback)) by Sam Wellman (Jun 1, 1998)
Gladys Aylward: Are you going to stop? (Little Lights) by Catherine MacKenzie (Sep 20, 2013)
Gladys Knight and the Pips Unauthorized & Uncensored (All Ages Deluxe Edition with Videos) by R.B. Grimm (May 1, 2014)
GLADYS and CAPONE, the Untold Story by John Walton and Katherine Jordan (Aug 5, 2009)
Movies about Gladys:
Torchlighters: The Gladys Aylward Story 2009 NR CC - Runtime: 34 mins Directed by: Robert Fernandez
Gladys Aylward: The Small Woman with a Great God 2009 NR - Runtime: 1 hr 2 mins Starring: Carol Purves Directed by: Robert Fernandez
Torchlighters: Gladys Aylward 2008 NR - Runtime: 30 mins Starring: - Directed by: -
Gladys Aylward: The Small Woman With A Great God 2008 NR - Runtime: 1 hr 2 mins Starring: Carol Purves Directed by: -
Pete And Gladys Collection - Classic TV Shows - Starring: Harry Morgan and Cara Williams
The Best of Gus & Gladys -
Gladys Knight & the Pips Feat. Ray Charles: Live in Los Angeles 2008 NR - Starring: Ray Charles and Gladys Knight
Wiki information Gladys:
Gladys Maria Knight, known as the "Empress of Soul", is an American recording artist, songwriter, businesswoman, humanitarian and author. A seven-time Grammy Award-winner, she is best known for the hits she recorded during the 1960s and 1970s, for...
Gladys Knight & The Pips were an R&B/soul family musical act from Atlanta, Georgia, active from 1953 to 1989. The group was best known for their string of hit singles on Motown's "Soul" record label and Buddah Records from 1967 to 1975, including "I...
another name to think of is Kalidas \k(a)-li-das\ variant of Calida (Greek, Spanish), and the meaning of Kalidas is "most beautiful; heated, with warmth".
Name of my old babysitter (whom I love dearly and am still in contact with), my cousin and aunt's housekeeper's name, and one of my great-grandmothers' names
I knew a woman named Gladney.
That's my name. I hated it growing up because I was the only Gladys I knew who was younger than 60. Everyone spells it wrong: Glayds, Gladis etc. Lots and lots of jokes about Gladwrap as a child. Also when everyone else's name meant 'princess' or 'beloved' I had many jokes directed at me about being 'lame' or 'disabled'.
It is of Welsh origin. Variant of Claudia (Latin) "lame". The name was used in several Edwardian romantic novels.
Gladys Knight, African-American singer
Gladys Cooper, English actress
Gladys Aylward, English missionary whose story inspired the film "The Inn of the Sixth Happiness"
Gladys Kravitz, nosy neighbor on the American sitcom "Bewitched"
"Pete and Gladys", 1960s TV comedy
Gladys Hotchkiss, quick-witted secretary in the play and film, "The Pajama Game"
Book and movie about Gladys Alward:
The Small Woman by Alan Burgess
The Inn of the Sixth Happiness, starring Ingrid Bergman.
Miss Gladys Glotz, in the internet comic blog, "The Greasers of Hazzick Flats" - secretary to Mr. Smottle, principal of Hazzick Flats High School. http://www.thegreasersofhazzickflats.blogspot.com