Gloria - Meaning of Gloria
[ 3 syll. glo-ria, gl-or-ia ] The baby girl name Gloria is pronounced as GLOWR-iy-ah in English †. Gloria is an English, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish name of Latin origin. It is derived literally from the word 'gloria' with the meaning glory. The name was first borne by one of the characters in the George Bernard Shaw play You Never Can Tell (1889), and it was later adopted by English speakers in the early 20th century.
Gloria is a widely used name; it has 33 variant forms. Variant forms of Gloria include Glaura, Glaurea, Glora, Glorea, Gloree, Gloresha, Glorey, Gloreya, Glori, Gloriana, Gloriane, Gloriann, Glorianna, Glorianne, Gloribel, Gloribell, Glorie, Gloriela, Gloriella, Glorielle, Gloriosa, Gloris, Glorisha, Glorra, Glorria, Glorvina, Glorya, Gloryan, Gloryanna, and Gloryanne. Other English forms include the shortening Glo, the diminutive Glory, and the spelling variant Gloriah.
Gloria is a classic favorite. At present it is still rather popular as a baby girl name, but not as much as it was previously. The name grew in popularity from the 1900s up to the 1940s. At the height of its usage in 1945, 0.820% of baby girls were named Gloria. It had a ranking of #23 then. The baby name has markedly dropped in popularity since then. In 2018, its usage was only 0.028% and its ranking #584, but it was nevertheless the most frequently used within all girl names in its family. Gloria has mainly been a baby girl name, though in the last century it has also been used for boys. There were 234 times more baby girls than boys who were named Gloria in 1945.
Baby names that sound like Gloria include Glorea, Gloreya, Glorisha, Glorria, Glorya, Gloriosa, Glaura, Glora, Gloresha, Gloris, and Glorra.
† Pronunciation for Gloria: G as in "grin (G.R.IH.N)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)"
Details of famous persons named Gloria:
Actress Gloria Reuben, born 9 June 1964, Toronto, Canada.
Author Bell Hooks, born Gloria Jean Watkins 25 September 1952, Hopkinsville, Kentucky.
Singer Gloria Estefan, born Glorita Maria Fajardo 1 September 1957, Havana, Cuba.