Gladstone is a boy’s name with plenty of natural history behind it to bring out baby’s inner book nerd. Of Old English and Scottish origin, the name Gladstone comes from the place name Gledstanes, which itself is derived from the words glede or gleoda and stan, meaning “kite-shaped stone.” While your first thought might be the diamond-shaped aircraft you fly when it's breezy, the word “kite” may actually refer to a bird of prey with a forked tail. Your little fledgling won’t have any trouble catching the wind with this name!
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