Gloria: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Gloria
Origin of the name Gloria:
Derived from the Latin glōria (glory), Gloria was not used as a given name until the 20th century, when George Bernard Shaw used it as the name of a character in his 1898 play You Never Can Tell.
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Glo, Glory, Lory, Loria, Glora, Lore, Laria, Glo-Worm
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From Latin, meaning "glory". The implication is praise to God.
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Gloria Estefan, Cuban-American singer
Gloria Gaynor, American singer (I Will Survive)
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, current President of the Philippines
Gloria Steinem, American feminist, journalist, and political activist
Gloria Swanson, American actor (Sunset Boulevard)
Gloria Trevi, singer
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Gloria is one of the two main characters in the band Green Day's 2009 album 21st Century Breakdown. In the album, the songs !Viva La Gloria!, ?Viva La Gloria? Little Girl, are some songs that include the name. Green Day lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong has called Gloria a representation of the hopefulness and optimism he feels about the world. Gloria's character inspires the angrier, more rebellious character Christian.
"Gloria in Excelsis Deo" (Glory to God in the Highest), a hymn dating back to about 300 A.D.
"Gloria", an Italian pop song recorded by Umberto Tozzi in 1979. American singer Laura Branigan covered a translated version of the song in 1982.
"Gloria", a classic rock song written by Van Morrison and recorded by his band Them
"Gloria", a 1980 film drama directed by John Cassavetes and starring Gena Rowland. It was remade in 1999 by Sidney Lumet and Sharon Stone.
Gloria Bunker Stivic, character on TV show "All in the Family", played by Sally Struthers
Gloria Delgado-Pritchett, character on TV show "Modern Family"