Gladys - Meaning of Gladys
[ 2 syll. gla-dys, gl-ad-ys ] The baby boy name Gladys is also used as a girl name, with the latter form being much more common. Its pronunciation is GLAED-ihS (English) †. Gladys is derived from Welsh origins. Gladys is a variant of the name Gladus.
See also the related category welsh.
Gladys is rare as a baby name for boys. At the modest peak of its usage in 1905, 0.012% of baby boys were given the name Gladys. Its ranking then was #578. The baby name has since dropped out of favor, and is today of very light use. Out of all boy names in its group, Gladys was nonetheless the most regularly used in 2018. Gladys has predominantly been a girl name in the past century. In 1914, Gladys as a girl name outnumbered its use as a boy name by 163 times.
† Pronunciation for Gladys: G as in "grin (G.R.IH.N)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)"