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Gladys Name Popularity

How popular is the name Gladys? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 15 3,838 1.0901%
1911 18 3,924 1.0538%
1912 19 4,970 0.9855%
1913 19 5,421 0.9561%
1914 20 6,223 0.893%
1915 21 7,852 0.8642%
1916 22 8,016 0.8298%
1917 23 8,070 0.8066%
1918 22 8,732 0.8136%
1919 21 8,713 0.8321%
1920 22 8,817 0.793%
1921 24 8,808 0.7692%
1922 25 8,040 0.7217%
1923 29 7,693 0.6869%
1924 30 7,784 0.6703%
1925 33 7,228 0.6395%
1926 35 6,633 0.6031%
1927 37 6,404 0.5785%
1928 41 5,791 0.5412%
1929 44 5,328 0.5144%
1930 48 5,057 0.4841%
1931 55 4,341 0.4398%
1932 54 4,181 0.4232%
1933 60 3,571 0.3833%
1934 66 3,602 0.3726%
1935 78 3,139 0.323%
1936 84 2,933 0.3045%
1937 86 2,864 0.2906%
1938 103 2,573 0.2513%
1939 104 2,409 0.2368%
1940 116 2,233 0.2101%
1941 118 2,207 0.1961%
1942 126 2,178 0.1725%
1943 131 2,094 0.1604%
1944 137 1,878 0.1515%
1945 141 1,690 0.1386%
1946 157 1,684 0.1141%
1947 164 1,811 0.1085%
1948 174 1,578 0.0988%
1949 178 1,518 0.0944%
1950 182 1,507 0.0936%
1951 201 1,423 0.0839%
1952 215 1,269 0.0727%
1953 216 1,345 0.076%
1954 228 1,221 0.0668%
1955 233 1,189 0.0646%
1956 244 1,133 0.06%
1957 264 1,033 0.0537%
1958 293 901 0.0477%
1959 325 803 0.0423%
1960 319 837 0.0442%
1961 329 781 0.0414%
1962 355 676 0.0368%
1963 365 654 0.0364%
1964 383 585 0.0332%
1965 382 534 0.0327%
1966 444 401 0.0257%
1967 449 399 0.0263%
1968 485 352 0.0234%
1969 474 372 0.0241%
1970 519 333 0.0209%
1971 517 311 0.0207%
1972 634 196 0.0144%
1973 582 225 0.0174%
1974 604 208 0.016%
1975 537 274 0.0213%
1976 610 208 0.0161%
1977 619 222 0.0165%
1978 764 149 0.0111%
1979 688 197 0.014%
1980 624 244 0.0167%
1981 690 201 0.0137%
1982 622 236 0.0158%
1983 736 170 0.0115%
1984 713 178 0.012%
1985 668 220 0.0145%
1986 740 183 0.0121%
1987 758 183 0.012%
1988 727 209 0.0134%
1989 727 225 0.0139%
1990 542 391 0.0236%
1991 668 279 0.0171%
1992 690 270 0.0169%
1993 691 267 0.0171%
1994 695 253 0.0165%
1995 724 237 0.0157%
1996 758 230 0.0154%
1997 824 201 0.0136%
1998 963 160 0.0107%
1999 982 158 0.0106%
2000 1,080 141 0.0092%
2001 1,054 150 0.01%
2002 1,050 151 0.0101%
2003 1,135 138 0.0091%
2004 1,137 143 0.0094%
2005 1,119 155 0.0101%
2006 1,206 139 0.0089%
2007 1,458 94 0.006%
2008 1,431 100 0.0065%
2009 1,594 75 0.005%
2010 1,603 69 0.0048%
2011 1,814 47 0.0033%
2012 1,833 46 0.0032%
2013 2,124 29 0.002%
2014 2,054 32 0.0022%
2015 1,845 43 0.003%
2016 2,257 24 0.0017%
2017 1,992 32 0.0023%
2018 2,809 10 0.0007%
2019 2,252 20 0.0015%

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Names Like Gladys

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What names are variants of Gladys?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Gladys.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Glad

Welsh

Gladdis

Welsh

Gladdys

Welsh

Gladi

Welsh

Gladis

Welsh

Gladyss

Welsh

Gwladys

Welsh

Gwyladyss

Welsh


What names sound like Gladys?

If you like how Gladys sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Gladys.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Kalidas

Most beautiful; heated, with warmth

Spanish


What names are similar to Gladys?

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Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Carys

Love

Welsh

Nerys

Noblewoman

Welsh


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Siblings of Gladys

Mamas with kids named Gladys also have kids with these names.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Alexandria

Defender of man

Greek

Ryan

Little king

Irish

1 Comment

  1. She is named after my grandmother that past away her name was Gladys


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