Glynis Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Glynis:
Modern coinage that originated in Wales and is probably derived from glân (pure, holy). There is some speculation, however, that it is an elaboration of Glenna (mountain valley).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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My name is Glynis and I'm 23. Oddly enough, I got made fun of more in my first years in a rural Southern public school. Once I went to private school people weren't so mean about it, and college was completely fine, I was never made fun of for my name. Most people think it's a pretty name, except sometimes when people make the comment "Oh I thought that was a black name" (not that this is bad, just they say it in a mean way). I'm of Scots-Irish descent with blue eyes and blonde hair, so the name fits with my middle and last names in a nice way. I have some friends who call me Glynda because I remind them of Glinda in Wicked (I'm short and squeaky like Kristen Chenoweth). Overall now that I'm older I like my name, and I feel like fewer kids would get made fun of with Scottish names since Brave came out. My mom's other choice was Bronwyn and I thank god she chose Glynis!
Most people can't remember it, spell it or pronounce it correctly in the US. I get called Guinness, Dennis, Gwynneth, Gladys and various other names. I don't answer unless they get it right after the third time. They usually spell it Glennis despit my having spelled it out for them. Total laziness. I am fed up with correcting people but I continue to do so because I don't like to be called someone elses name. I don't have this problem in the UK as much. At least from Britis born people. Wales of course is no problem. They just ask which way it is spelled as there are 3 different forms. Sometimes I wish I had an easier to remember name but at 60 I LIKE my name and the individuality it gives me.
My name is Glynis and I'm in my early 50s. Growing up with the name in the NJ was hard. No one else had it. (However, I have discovered now that 283 were born in the USA the year I was born). It wasn't on cute personalized items. Everyone said it wrong. I was called Gwynetth, Gretchen, Gwendolyn, Gladys, Glenda, Denise, Ginnis. Now that I'm older I appreciate it more. I have coppery hair and hazel green eyes - and it is a perfect Gaelic name. It means "pure, holy" and I like that. I gave my own daughters Gaelic first names that had strong meanings. Throughout the years I've gotten numerous compliments on the name -- and many weird looks. What gets me is the the people who pronounce it with an "eh" sound when "y" NEVER makes that sound. Or the ones who see it in print with one "n" and then go and write it with two (Glynnis instead of Glynis).
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Glyis Johns and Glynis Barbour
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Glynis Barbour (Barber?)
"Glynis" is a song by The Smashing Pumpkins