Other Origin(s):Latin
Meaning:Princess, ruler; Of gladiolus; Small sword; Of Claudia; Lame; Enclosure
If you want a name that's vintage and worthy of a royal, Gladys will tick all your boxes. This feminine name is Welsh and derives from Gwladus or Gwladys, meaning "princess" or "ruler." Gladys may have evolved from Latin gladiolus, meaning "small sword," after the long stems of the gladioli plant. It's also a Welsh form of Latin Claudia, meaning "lame" or "enclosure." Your Gladys will love pushing boundaries and effortlessly command the love and loyalty of their subjects!
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