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Gender: Female Pronunciation: glad-is Origin of Gwyladyss: Old Welsh variation of Gladys

Gwyladyss Origin and Meaning

The name Gwyladyss is a girl's name of Welsh origin.

Gwyladyss is an Old Welsh variation of the New Welsh Gladys, pronounced like the more familiar form, but modern English speakers can be forgiven for not knowing that. Gladys would be a difficult enough name for a 21st century child; with this spelling, it would be impossible.

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TechnoKitten Says:

2019-01-03T00:23:32

Looks like the cat walked on the keyboard

Impwood Says:

2016-04-16T16:15:50

To be honest, I find this a surprising spelling. The normal Old Welsh version of Gladys is Gwladys or Gwladus, pronounced "goo-LAD-is", said quickly, so sounding a bit like "g'wuh-LAD-is" or just "G'LAD-is".

Zelliew Says:

2015-06-26T23:56:57

It may be lovely in Welsh but I really don't care for it in English

debd14 Says:

2015-02-04T00:32:37

It is bizarre to me how many people seem to think that if a name was spelled this way anytime anywhere ever in history that it negates how that name would be seen by most North Americans today. And yea.. history aside, Gwyladyss in 2015 looks like a tragically misspelled version of an already not-great name.

Jos7277 Says:

2015-02-01T22:43:46

OMG YASS WILL MY BEAUTIFUL WELSH SHADOWHUNTER!!!!!!! ASDFGHJKL YASSSSSSSSSSSS HEHE yes everyone should use this. Also Gwilym is nice.

Shishi Says:

2015-02-01T03:22:18

Kinda looks like a fangirl fangirling...right? awkiuebgiuboiervb sasolntkjsdkbv gwyladyss ?
Huh maybe it's just me

BTA IT'S WELSH! YEAH WELSH SPELLING! NOW IT'S ME FANGIRLING OVER WILL HERONDALE WHO IS IN FACT WELSH! THIS NAME IS GREAT EVERYONE SHOULD NAME THEIR KID GWYLAYSS! Also Lady for nn!!! See guys -myself at the begining of this comment- this name totally works! :)

Essa Says:

2015-01-25T09:34:05

I do agree though. Naming your child after the soup is stupid, naming him Campbell because you like the name is perfectly fine.

Essa Says:

2015-01-25T09:32:38

I think you've got your comments all mixed up haha

kendallrhea1 Says:

2015-01-25T04:10:18

I thought the original name had one "s"?

kendallrhea1 Says:

2015-01-25T04:09:01

Wait, what? You said right there: "But naming your kid after Campbell's soup is okay?" Campbell is a great name, and I happen to know a young boy with that name whose parents actually picked the name Campbell like one would Joshua or Michael, not because they were having soup and said "hey, that's a cool name!" (this is not meant for you, it's meant for beebetree)

kendallrhea1 Says:

2015-01-25T04:02:52

Eh, too clunky for my taste. And the estra 's' is annoying.

_NorthStar_ Says:

2015-01-11T18:34:39

I think their are other Gwy~ names that are far more appealing, such as Gwyneth, though I can appreciate the history of it.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:

2014-12-31T04:13:27

I already apologised for my stupid ignorant comment. I realise I was wrong, so can everyone just let it go now? I sorry.

KLGG88 Says:

2014-12-31T01:07:06

I feel like people don't know how to use a basic search engine before posting ignorant comments... Wales is not England, therefore Welsh is not English. Pretty insulting and idiotic.

Guest Says:

2014-12-31T01:02:01

It's Welsh, not English. Different countries = different languages. Google is your friend--use it.

Taylor_23 Says:

2014-12-30T06:19:08

Isn't it bad enough I don't even know how to pronounce it....just, why?

Catastroffy Says:

2014-12-27T19:45:02

I have grown up with a name which nobody knows how to spell or pronounce - although not this one in particular - and I love it.

indiefendi2 Says:

2014-12-27T17:05:17

This looks like a bunch of typos, to be honest.

JazzieJonez Says:

2014-12-27T16:44:07

I honestly really like the look and sound of this name. It's funny how most of the people on this site love unique and unconventional names yet this name apparently atrocious. Plus hating the meaning therefore hating the name... it's ridiculous

AoifeORegan Says:

2014-12-27T14:46:17

I actually really like the way this sounds...

tori101 Says:

2014-12-27T12:32:15

My best friend is Welsh and this was her Grandmother's name (minus the extra s), their first language is Welsh and where they are from Valleys in Wales it's common amongst the older generation. I honestly dislike the name. But it's a legitimate name, rich in history, it just happens to not be English thus may appear strange to those who are not used to authentic ancient Welsh names : )

Princessnawal Says:

2014-12-24T06:01:31

Form of Gladys and it means lame how can someone name their child lame check the meaning of the name

SweetPraline Says:

2014-12-24T01:13:42

Unless you actually live in Wales, assuming that this is a name they use commonly in Wales to begin with, using a name like this is just asking for pretentious comments to be made. This is one of those names that if I were to be named so I would absolutely hate it. Having to constantly pronounce it, spell it, explain its origins and meanings. Names such as this aren't used every day in the United States and yes it's okay to name your child something different but naming a child this name would be unnecessarily cruel. I'm sorry, actually not sorry, to say it. I would never be so cruel to my child to name her this name which I can't even spell, let alone her or her peers. Talk about a lifetime or ridicule. By 18 I'd be desperate to change my name.

amberdaydream Says:

2014-12-23T18:40:07

It's actually gwi-la-dis. "Wy" in Welsh sounds like "wi" at the start of "winter", and a G in Welsh is always a hard G, like "garden". But I'm not surprised a syllable was omitted to make it Gladys; contraction of names throughout history is pretty common.

amberdaydream Says:

2014-12-23T18:35:42

Everyone calm down. It's Welsh. Welsh looks and sounds different to English. English isn't the only language that has names. Sorry if that keeps anyone up at night, but it's true. It's pronounced gwi-la-dis.

Tamakisemocorner Says:

2014-12-23T13:40:23

Also, rereading my comment, I realize how offensive and hurtful it could be, and I'm incredibly sorry.

kittykate928 Says:

2014-12-23T13:28:57

I apologize. I assumed it was a crazy made-up name because I didn't recognize it, and I'm very sorry. I should have done some research before I assumed something and made a very ignorant comment, it was wrong of me. Please forgive me.

Catastroffy Says:

2014-12-23T10:29:39

I won't pretend to be an expert, but I know that the W is sometimes a vowel in Welsh. Your right, I doubt it applies for this name; I was just using it as an example.

Essa Says:

2014-12-22T18:12:08

If w is a vowel then this wouldn't be pronounced the same as Gladys as it would have an extra syllable.

Catastroffy Says:

2014-12-22T15:31:16

The Welsh language uses different sounds for different letters. For example, W is often a vowel in Welsh.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:

2014-12-21T12:06:08

Okay. I'm sorry for writing such an ignorant and stupid comment. I probably should have at least done research on this name before writing something like that. Please forgive me.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:

2014-12-21T12:04:27

Okay! I get it now. Sorry.

Essa Says:

2014-12-21T10:35:58

Oh sorry, please point me in the direction of where I said that? Oh wait, I didn't! Campbell is a name, fine, naming your child after the soup, not fine.

Please don't state irrelevant things on my comments.

Princessnawal Says:

2014-12-21T06:33:24

I think better stick to gweneth or elsa or siusan a better alternative I just don't think it's sounds that nice its very strange and difficult

PoppyOrangey Says:

2014-12-21T06:17:26

You can't really "name your kid after Campbell's soup" when the soup was named for the founders last name, Campbell... It was a name long before the soup.

PoppyOrangey Says:

2014-12-21T06:02:15

There are a lot of Welsh names out there, including my last name. Which happens to sound exactly like it is spelled. I don't know what you mean by different letter sounds. This name is just garbage.

beebetree Says:

2014-12-21T04:31:49

But naming your kid after Campbell's soup is okay?

beebetree Says:

2014-12-21T04:30:36

whatever, atleast it has an orgin unlike neveah (heaven spelled backwards) -___- Tinsley, and whatnot

alexandramae Says:

2014-12-20T17:22:50

It's not a variation. It's the original.

alexandramae Says:

2014-12-20T17:21:57

Gwyladys is a name hundreds of years older than Gladys.

alexandramae Says:

2014-12-20T17:21:42

It's pronounced like Gladys. It's Welsh.

alexandramae Says:

2014-12-20T17:16:22

No, it's a name older than the united states.

alexandramae Says:

2014-12-20T17:15:32

It's a name in a different language. A language with different letter sounds than english. The point of this name is the same as any other name.

alexandramae Says:

2014-12-20T17:14:50

Because it's not english.

alexandramae Says:

2014-12-20T17:14:26

It's Welsh. It's pronounced like Gladys. Hard to believe that in the time it took you to type up this ignorant post, you could have easily found the answer yourself through google.

alexandramae Says:

2014-12-20T16:56:53

It's Welsh. It's pronounced the same as Gladys.

alexandramae Says:

2014-12-20T16:54:42

I've posted a comment on this name TWICE now and it's disappeared each time.

Gwyladys is not a variation of Gladys, Gladys is a form of Gwyladys - a name used HUNDREDS of years before Gladys. I don't know why this one has an extra S but I'm forever rolling my eyes at pretentious commenters. Sorry this long, history rich name isn't english enough for you.

Guest Says:

2014-12-20T16:28:48

I wish Nameberry wouldn't list variations like this, someone is going to come here and think this is a viable choice!

Theodora_Phoenix Says:

2014-12-20T14:25:49

I would say GWIL-lah-diss, but this name in general doesn't really make sense at all.

raevynstar Says:

2014-12-20T14:00:47

What?

kittykate928 Says:

2014-12-20T11:41:56

How... How is this even pronounced? Why is this even a name? Who decided naming their child this was a good idea? Why does toast always land buttered-side down when you drop it? I guess these are some of life's unanswerable questions.

PoppyOrangey Says:

2014-12-20T03:07:26

What's the point of the doubles S? Never mind that. What is the point of this name in general? Really?!

Essa Says:

2014-12-19T23:55:25

Gladys or Gweneth, take your pick. Gwyladyss is just ridiculous.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:

2014-12-19T19:30:39

Honestly, what even is this? Sibling of Alleeceea, Kaysyee, and Abbiegayle?