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From the Old Welsh name Gwladus, which is of uncertain derivation. It has been quite widely used outside Wales since the beginning of the 20th century, but is now out of fashion.
408th in the U.S.

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Tens of Thousands
of people in the U.S have this name
174,428
to be exact
213,537
if you include dead people (since the government started keeping track)
Florida
has the most people named Gladys per capita
1910
marked the height of its popularity
99.99%
0.01%
80%
55+
13%
30-54
4%
13-29
3%
0-12

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