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Gender: F Meaning of Gladys: "lame" Origin of Gladys: Welsh

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The cat's meow a century ago, featured in many romantic Edwardian novels, and now anything but. Shows no signs yet of making a comeback. It's been associated in the U.S. with singer Gladys Knight.

Famous People Named Gladys

Gladys Knight, American singer
Gladys Moncreiff, Australian singer
Gladys Love Presley, mother of Elvis Presley
Gladys Hulette-Silent film actress
Gladys Pearl Baker Mortensen - Marilyn Monroe's mother

Pop Culture References for the Name Gladys

Gladys Eysenarch - Jezebel by Irene Nemirovsky (1936)
Gladys Herdman - character in the book The Best Christmas Ever
Gladys Biggs - Meet Mr Mulliner (1927) by P. G. Wodehouse; daughter of the Mayor of Tooting East who marries Clarence Mulliner
Gladys and Enid Worsley - twins in Sylvia Scarlett (1918) by Compton Mackenzie
Gladys Kravitz-Samantha & Darrin's neighbor on Bewitched

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