Gwladys Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Gladys:
Variant of Gwladus, an old name of uncertain derivation, perhaps a Welsh feminine form of the Latin Claudius, an old Roman family name derived from claudus (lame).
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Pronounced: \g(w)-lad-ys, gwl(a)-dys\ as a girl's name is a variant of Gladys (Welsh). Gladys is a welsh varient of the Latin orgin Claudia which means "Lame"
The mediæval name Gwladys sounds like Gwyladyss, Gladyss, Gladis and Gladdys. Other similar baby names are Glade, Gladi, Gladdis, Glad, Glenys, Glinys and Goldy.
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Gwladys Joan Davis: English Cricketer
Gwladys M.Rees Aikens: Wales Author
Gladys Aylward: British Missionary to China
Gwladys ferch Dafydd.
Saint Gwladys ferch Brychan. Queen of Saint Gwynllyw Milwr and daughter of King Brychan of Brycheiniog. She was the mother of several saints, including Saint Cadoc "the Wise".
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Gwladys Doyle's Story by Wendy Stewart