"small glen, valley"

Glynis Origin and Meaning

The name Glynis is a girl's name of Welsh origin meaning "small glen, valley".

The feminine version of the common Welsh name Glyn became somewhat known in this country via the charming Welsh actress Glynis Johns. Variations include Glenys and Glynys. With other Welsh names--Gwyneth, Bronwyn, Bryn, Griffith--now on the American table, Glynis could make a distinctive tribute to an Uncle Glenn.

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Famous People Named Glynis

  • Glynis JohnsWelsh actress
  • Glynis BarberSouth African actress
  • Glynis Marie BreakwellEnglish psychologist
  • Glynis ColesEnglish tennis player
  • Glynis Leanne NunnAustralian heptathlete
  • Glynis SweenyAmerican illustrator and cartoonist

Glynis in Pop Culture

  • Glynis Granvillemain character on TV's "Glynis," played by Glynis Johns