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Girl Name: Gloria

Name: Gloria
Pronunciation: \g-lo-ria\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: glory
Origin: Latin
Sounds Like: Klara, Clarie, Clari, Clara, Klarra, Klari
Variant forms: Glaura, Glaurea, Glora, Glorea, Gloree, Glorey, Gloreya, Glori, Gloriana, Gloriane, Glorianna, Glorianne, Gloribel, Gloribell, Glorie, Glorra, Glorria, Glory, Glorya, Gloryan, Gloryanna, Gloryanne
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 56
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 9332

Description

Gloria \g-lo-ria\ as a girl's name is pronounced GLOR-ee-ah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Gloria is "glory". Supposedly coined by playwright George Bernard Shaw in "You Never Can Tell" (1898); the form Gloriana had earlier been used to refer to Queen Elizabeth I. Also made famous by actress Gloria Swanson from the 1920s to the 1960s. Writers Gloria Steinem, Gloria Naylor; singer Gloria Estefan.

Gloria has 22 variant forms: Glaura, Glaurea, Glora, Glorea, Gloree, Glorey, Gloreya, Glori, Gloriana, Gloriane, Glorianna, Glorianne, Gloribel, Gloribell, Glorie, Glorra, Glorria, Glory, Glorya, Gloryan, Gloryanna and Gloryanne.

Baby names that sound like Gloria are Klara, Clarie, Clari, Clara, Klarra and Klari.

Popularity

Gloria is a very popular first name for women (#56 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#9332 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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