How do you spell the name gladys?

While names can have multiple spellings that are pronounced the same, the most widely used and the most traditional way to spell this name is "G-l-a-d-y-s".

Meaning & History

From the old Welsh name Gwladus, possibly derived from gwlad "country". It has historically been used as a Welsh form of CLAUDIA. This name became popular outside of Wales after it was used in Ouida's novel 'Puck' (1870). -

Name spellings weren't standardized several generations ago, so many people spelled even their own name in a variety of ways.

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Wednesday, September 20 2017