|Pronunciation||📣 \g-lad-ys, gl(a)-dys\|
|Number in U.S||👶 267,000|
|Rate in 2021||4131|
|Name origin||🌍 English|
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My name is Gladys and I'm 15. Apparently, in America, It's an old name and people don't like to be called like that ! I'm French and in France, It's a rare name but not so old ! I never met another Gladys and I love that ! I'm feeling unique and different ! I LOVE my name and I don't mind if It's consider like "old", "ugly" for people in other countries ! I would not change my name, It's a part of me ! So, futur parents, don't hesitate ANY second to call your baby Gladys !
Sounds far, far too old, this name does, and It'sounds ugly as well. I think this is one name to stay permanently in Gladys Knight's time or the times of white American silent fI'm actress Gladys Brockwell and English actress Dame Gladys Cooper.
Was the'sixth most popular name for girls born in the United States in the 1870s, after which it was adopted more modestly in the 1900s-1920s, before fading generally from the 1930s. To many Americans today this name'still conjures up Mrs Bunker in All In The Family. Some BrIt'sh parents are beginning to pick up this name again, but everyone else in Britain still thinks this is more Edith Artois in Allo Allo or Edith Piaf (or even Dame Edith Evans) than Edith Bowman, born in 1987. Personally, I wouldn't name my daughter Edith as I still think It's mainly for a much older person than myself.
My name is Gladys Melanie and I was born in 95 i always hated my name cuz i thought it was old lady.
Gladys is a Great Name lol , Im defineately Going to Call my Daughter Gladys , For Now I call my car Gladys lol , I think of it to be a flash and Classey name JUST LIKE MY CAR :p ESCAPE LIMITED
Is Gladys ready for a comeback, or is It'still too old ladyish at the present time? I think the latter. It was the first name of Marilyn Monroe's mother, Gladys Pearl Monroe Baker Mortensen Eley, born in 1902.
gladys es un nombre precioso tal vez suene anticuado pero suena muy elegante y sofisticado lo amo adoro llamarme gladys es por que no conosco a nadie que se llame gladys es un nombre raro y ya no es muy comun x eso lo adoro zaz pues a todas q se llamen gladys las felicito amen su nombre
Gladys Lizeth is my name.. At first i was okay with the name. I didn't even care about it. But now i can see that having that name is special, because people can reconzise you easier, not like othe's COMMMONS NAMES! at first i didn't know what was te meaning of the name. but it means ( LA ALEGRE)( HAPPY AND STRONG ) maybe this is a old lady name,, but seriously is to awesome knowing im the only one in the whole HIGHSCHOOL with this name and other places.I like the way It'sounds to when people say it. I <3 glaaaddddyysss
Now, I am 63, and old enough to be named Gladys. As a child, I really disliked my name. As a teen, I despised my name. As fate would have it, my neices were my own age, so, I was their Aunt Gladys when I was born, and as a teen. The girls around me, as I grew up, seemed to all be named 'girly', cute names, while I had such a clutsy name. Now, that I am old enough to 'wear' this Gladys name, I enjoy it. At least, I am the only one I know around this area! I did not, would not name a child Gladys.
In the'same category as Ethel, Eunice, I'ma, Beulah, Bertha, and Gertrude...not to mention the grandpa names Elmer, Adolph, Herman, Lester, Mortimer, Mervyn, Wilbur, Wilfred etc etc.
My name is Gladys. I hate my name'sooo much. I always ask my mom why she would ever dare name me Gladys.. (she named me after her mother- my grandmother Gladis). Im thinking about changing my name. Yes the name is rare but it just reminds people of an old lady,, blehhh
My mother's twin brother named his daughter after her. Mama had no choice but to name me after his wife, Gladys. I have always hated the name.
I had never met anyone with my name, and hated it for years....everyone had an old aunt with my name. I was embarrassed that the awful neighbor in Bewitched, the crazy toilet paper lady in an ad, and the elephant at the Brookfield Zoo had my name. Now I just heard that they named an orphaned gorilla Gladys! Gladys Knight helped out in the 80's with her comeback; and I thought she'should have a concert and call it Gladys'Night, and invite all the Gladys' for free....just so we could see we weren't alone. haha. Oh well. too late for me to change it.
My name is Gladys and I was named after my Aunt who was and is a wonderul woman. I personally do not like the name. I have not met any other person with this name.
my name is gladys and im glad my momma, Naomi named me GLADYS!
I really don't like this name! I don't think a person should be judged by the name that their parents gave them but, I really do not like this name. It makes me think of a gray haired old lady.
Not just an old lady's name, but that of the legendary African-American soul singer Gladys Knight (born in 1944 when'the name was long past its peak and was now going into decline - and has not been among the top 1,000 baby girl names in the U.S. in the last few years).
My name is Gladys. It always gets mispelled. i've only met one other Gladys and she was 10 years younger than me. I'm 30 and I LOVE my name. Yes It's an older name but I'm rei'venting it! I'm beautiful, sexy, smart, among other things. People will always remember Gladys. I'm very proud of it. Ladies have pride, It's what you make it!