Names Searched Right Now:
Rate:
Follow:

Get email updates on Gloria

Gender: F Meaning of Gloria: "glory" Origin of Gloria: Latin Gloria's Popularity in 2012: #522

Popularity: this week.

Gloria is beginning to move beyond its de-glamorized Grandma image, most recently thanks to glamorous young Hollywood parents Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard, who chose it for their second daughter. Gyllenhaal was quoted as saying they had been inspired by Patti Smith's rendition of the Van Morrison song "Gloria" at a concert and thought " 'We'll name our daughter that one day'."

George Bernard Shaw was one of the first to use this form of the ancient Latin name GLORIANA in his 1898 play You Never Can Tell It was a Top 25 name in the Gloria (born Josephine) Swanson era of the 1920's,--reaching as high as Number 20 in 1925-26) and held on in the Top 50 until 1955.

Most prominent current adult bearers: Gloria Steinem and Gloria Estefan. Glorias have also figured prominently in TV sitcoms--as Archie and Edith's only child on All in the Family and the sexpot character played by Sofia Vergara on Modern Family.

People who like Gloria also like:

Christabel   Clio   Glory   Iona   Jason   Larkin   Marilyn   Marion   Missy   Nicola   Ozias   Rune   Shay   Teresa   Zephyrine Show me more names similar to Gloria

Famous People Named Gloria

Gloria Vanderbilt, American heiress and designer; mother to Anderson Cooper
Gloria Swanson, American actress
Gloria Steinem, American feminist author and activist
Princess Gloria von Thurn und Taxis, German socialite
Gloria Grahame, American actress
Gloria Ray Sarsgaard, younger daughter of Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard, and sister to Ramona Sarsgaard

Pop Culture References for the Name Gloria

Gloria - song by Michael Franti
Viva La Gloria - song by Green Day
Viva La Gloria (Little Girl) - song by Green Day
Gloria is the character played by Sofia Vergara on the sitcom Modern Family.
Gloria Stivic - Archie and Edith's only child on the US sitcom 'All in the Family'
Gloria - song by Van Morrison's band Them
Gloria Mendoza, character from Netflix original show "Orange is the New Black"
Gloria, song by Irish band U2
Gloria Cruz, character on the TV series Army Wives
Gloria, song by Laura Branigan