Gladys

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Female Female Name

Usage

Sweden Swedish
Denmark Danish
Norway Norwegian
Finland Finnish

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Origin and Meaning

English form of the Welsh name Gwladus [1] [2] or Gwladys: [3] [4]

1) Female form of the Welsh name Gwledig = 'ruler' [5] [6]

2) Welsh form of Claudia [5] [3] [4]

Related Names

Gladis
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Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Danish Norwegian Swedish
Gladys
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish
Gledis
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Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Norwegian
Glädis
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Swedish

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Gladys
Genitive: Gladys'
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Gladys
Genitive: Gladyksen
Partitive: Gladysta
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Gladys
Genitive: Gladys'
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Gladys
Genitive: Gladys' / Gladys

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

  • Gladys Raknerud (née White Nilssen, 26 June 1912 - 28 January 1997), Norwegian visual artist

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[8]
315 542 315 542 0 0
Norway Norway[9]
175
n.a.
175
n.a.
0
n.a.
Denmark Denmark[10]
121
n.a.
121
n.a.
0
n.a.
Finland Finland[11]
n.a.
134
n.a.
134 0 0
Iceland Iceland[12]
4 6
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[13]
0 0
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

No recent statistics trend found in databases for Gladys.


References

  1. Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: Oxford Dictionary of First Names (2003)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Michael Lerche Nielsen: Hvad skal barnet hedde? (2003)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Heini Gruffudd: Welsh First Names (2003)
  6. Heini Gruffudd: Welsh Names for Children (2006)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  8. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  9. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  10. Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  11. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  12. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  13. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/