Gloriana: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Gloriana

Gloriana

Pronunciation: gloh-ree-A-nə (key)

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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Gloria, Glory

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Gloriana was the name given by the 16th century poet Edmund Spenser to his character representing Queen Elizabeth I in his poem The Faerie Queene. It became the popular name given to Elizabeth I. It is recorded that the troops at Tilbury hailed her with cries of "Gloriana, Gloriana, Gloriana", after the defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588.

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Gloriana is a beautiful, inspiring name. It is very rare in America but easy to spell and not hard to understand.

Nicknames for Gloriana: | Edit

Glory, Lori, Ana

Meanings and history of the name Gloriana: | Edit

Gloriana comes from the Latin name, Gloria, which means "Glory".

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Gloriana in song, story & screen: | Edit

"Gloriana" - American country band
"Gloriana" - album by the Gloriana country band
"Gloriana" - opera from the 1950's by Benjamin Britten depicting the relationship between Queen Elizabeth I and the Earl of Essex
"Gloriana, or the Unfulfill'd Queen" - 1978 fantasy-romance novel by Michael Moorcock

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