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What Does The Name Gladys Mean?

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Aun Jafery answered
The word "Gladys" is a name that is given to girls. It is pronounced as GLAD-iss. The name is of Welsh origin and is believed to be a variant of the name Claudia. Claudia is of Latin origin and is believed to mean "lame". There are a total of eight variations of the name Gladys including Glad, Gladis, Gladyss, Gwladys, Gladdis, Gwyladyss, Gladi and Gladdys. Gladys was the name of the cafeteria lady in the 1977 series Mind Your Language. Her role was most memorable. Bart Simpson has an aunt called Gladys as well. There are a couple of famous people called Gladys as well including American singer and actress Gladys Knight and actress Gladys Brockwell as well. In the state of Connecticut there is a model of a Swiss cow known as Gladys as well.
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Yooti Bhansali answered
Gladys is a name for a female that is used in the English language as well as the Welsh language. It is derived from the Welsh name Gwladus, of which the meaning is not known. It is at times used as a Welsh version of the name Claudia. In a few christening books, the name Gladys is said to refer to 'goddess' or 'lame'.

A famous namesake is Gladys Brockwell, the American actress. She was born on the 26th of September, in the year 1893 in New York, and died at the early age of thirty-five on the 2nd of July, in the year 1929 in California.

She played a significant role in tow movies that were film versions of classic books, Oliver Twist and The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

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