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Origin: Latin
Meaning: Glorious

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Gloria

This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Gloria in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Gloria:

  • Records indicate that 408,096 girls in the United States have been named Gloria since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1947, when 12,597 people in the U.S. were given the name Gloria. Those people are now 74 years old.

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    Comments about the name Gloria

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      25 Positive Comments

  • "I am also named Gloria, and I love it! It makes a connection with my classmate, Mia, because her dog's name is Glory. It reminds me of her dog all the time, and we also became friends. It also refers to me being an angel since I took many personality tests and it said that I was an angel. My church gym teacher was also named Gloria! My cousin showed me that." Jul. 14, 2021: Report as inappropriate

  • "My little granddaughter is named Gloria because her parents wanted a name for her that would celebrate their Christianity. She actually looks like a Gloria with her lovely features, brown eyes and wavy, dark brown hair. All the teachers in her school seem to like her and remember her name, as there are very few, if any, other children named Gloria. She is a very sweet, happy child." May. 27, 2021: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my daughter's name, and although she's still quite young, it suits her so well! We often call her Glow, and her little smile really lights up the room :)" Jan. 13, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "Great name, Gloria reminds me of the famous song "Gloria" by the late Laura Branigan" Jul. 23, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm lucky to have been named Gloria. It's unusual and meaningful. I'm often called Glory by some but especially by my siblings. Wish I had suggested that my granddaughter had been named Glory Ann." Dec. 17, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my name, my mom's name, and now a grand-daughter. I love the name, never had issues with it and like when people give me nicknames. I have been called Glo, G, Glo-co (like the gas stations of old), Coco, by my cousins, Glo-worm, Glory, G-Mama, and Mama-G by my kids friends. I have been sang to the 3 Gloria songs that I know. I recognize that Gloria's are very special people. I have never known anyone in my youth named Gloria, but I did work with a Gloria, who was in Ca. I love my name and hope that there will always be a Gloria in my family line." Sep. 20, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "They are bring back old names and why not G L O R I A... Emma is so ugly and so is Emily... I bet if one of the Spice girls was named Gloria it would be a hit just like Emma." Jan. 9, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's hilarious that one commenter said the name Gloria is harsh and doesn't rolll off the tongue! If that's the case, why are there so many songs with the name Gloria in them?! (Look it up on iTunes; there are more than you think). It's actually very lyrical and beautiful. It's true that many see it as an "old lady" name, but to me, I think that makes it classic. I named my now-4-year-old daughter after my Grandmother Gloria and I'm so happy with that choice. We tend to call her Glo, Glo-bug, or G, and some call her GiGi, but I also like Glory as a nickname. We get some many compliments on her name and she loves it, too.." Sep. 18, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name, many people have complimented it, yes there were the dumb song singing in high school but there was a guy I liked a lot who would sing Tozzi's song to me and that is enough for me to cheer up every time anyone sings It to me... ❤" Feb. 12, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Gloria. She is now 6. She is blue eyed, blonde with curls. Yes, many feel it's old lady, but we are bringing it back! I think it's timeless, beautiful, unique but familiar. We mostly call her Gloria and Glo...I kind of wish we called her Gia too! Might have to sneak it in!" Jul. 24, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "Anybody who doesn't like being named Gloria should change it and stop complaining. It's a beautiful name applied to beautiful people." Jan. 25, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name,partly because I am named Gloria. It's special,unique, and different in a good way. It is a very graceful and elegant name.The name itself sounds so posh. I am glad to be named Gloria." Feb. 3, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "Gloria is such a nice name. Whoever has their name as Gloria should be proud of themselves and make every effort to live such a glorious life not pressed by peers." Nov. 21, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "It is a beautiful name! This is my name, is special, I love it!" Jul. 19, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name, I was named after my grandmother which makes me think of it sometimes as an 'old-lady-name', but no-one has ever made fun of it. I have never met any one with the same name as me, which is definatly nice. I have been given so many nickneams! Glo, GLo-bug, Glo-worm, G-girl(my parents call me that), G.G., G, even gloglo! I think its fun:)" Jul. 24, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's always pronounced perfectly by everyone including foreigners. I grew up in the sixties and seventies and I liked it because it was not that common. There was only one other Gloria in High school. It wasn't so unusual that it was weird, but not the people had to say Gloria A or whatever like a lot of names." Feb. 14, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "I too am a Gloria. I used to hate it, insisted that i be called Lisa instead. Now that I'm in my twenties and out of the sandbox, I've come to love my name. It's feminine, traditional, commands respect, and I rarely have to spell it out to other people... Unlike a lot of modern names. I love it." Jul. 8, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name as it fits me perfectly. I was a gift from God 40 years ago to my parents and never will I forsake my name. Oh I've been teased and people have called me Lori, Glory or so on I even have friends that call me Glo or G. I don't mind as long as I know who I am and where I came from it is no one else's concern whether or not they like my name." Apr. 18, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Gloria and I love it. It's unique and my friends do their best to think up nicknames that no-one else have. I have 7 to date. I love it's meaning, and though I'm often teased for it sounding like an old woman's name, I also get as many compliments on it and its meaning. After all, it's the person that makes the name, and right now, I'm rocking Gloria." Apr. 14, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Glory, not short for Gloria...simply Glory. My mother was in the Navy and named me after the flag. As a young girl I didn't like having a different name; but as I matured; I love my name and appreciate why I was given my name. I have only met one "Glory" and one "Gloria" during my lifetime. I also appreciate it when people take the time to call me by my name, Glory and not Gloria. To me; it's like calling me Susie or Betty if you call me Gloria. Thanks for asking. :)" May. 7, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "For reasons unknown to me, people often call me Barbara instead of Gloria. My name is Gloria Jean and many people have called me Barbara Jean or Gloria Ann. Don't understand the correlation at all." Mar. 3, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my moter name is gloria i love her dealy and my great-grandmother name is gloria i never met her but i heard great things about her lol" Oct. 15, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is Glory which is short form of Gloria. She gets many compliments on her name and I have only met 1 other with this name. I can not imagine her with any other name. The meaning of Glory is "splendor of heaven". How much more beautiful can that be!" Aug. 9, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my daughter is a Gloria Elyse and I think it has a nice ring!" May. 22, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is then name of my daughter and it was the name of my grandmother. I like it because I it's not stupid unlike the names a lot of parents come up with these days. I met a little girl named Paris the other day. Can you guess who she's named after?" Mar. 28, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      6 Negative Comments

  • "It?s my name and I really don?t like it. Everyone keeps on teasing me with Christmas songs in December. I would much rather be called Adrianna." Oct. 28, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's an old lady's name, and it's awkward. That combination of consonants and vowels has a harsh sound and doesn't roll of the tongue gracefully. Are you expecting a baby girl and thinking fondly of great-great-grandmother Gloria? Stop." May. 27, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's an awful, ugly name that my parents stuck on me at birth. I was constantly teased by schoolmates, and adults would tell me, outright, that such a dreadful name was a poor fit for a cute, young girl. I cringed and blushed, from head to toe, every time someone called me by my name. As a teenager, I shortened to Lori. When I became 18 and an adult, I went to probate court and made it official. (I love the name Lori.) My life improved about 500% with that change." Dec. 19, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my name, and I hate it. The meaning of it is, literally: "glory". How cheap." Jul. 5, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was born in 1953, when this name was really popular. My parents said they named me that because they liked the name. However, I have always hated it. My older brothers always called me, "Glor," which I disliked. One friend in high school called me, "Glo," which I tolerated. I've only known one other Gloria, a classmate in junior high school, but I've heard of quite a few others. My husband calls me, "Glory," a lot, and I like that a lot more. When I was in grade school, I tried to get others to call me, "Chris," short for Christine (my middle name), but it didn't catch on. I've always associated my name with words like garbage, glop, glue, gloop, glob, gory, goop, etc. (notice the beginning sounds). Maybe someday I will learn to like my name, but right now I still dislike it. Maybe I have personality issues!" May. 1, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My parents stuck this name on me, and I always hated it. Growing up, I was constantly teased about my ugly, old-lady's name. I found a good solution as a teenager, however, when I shortened it to "Lori" and had it changed legally. Life's much better as Lori; I no longer cringe whenever I hear or have to say my own name. "Gloria" seems to have become a popular name for Latina babies. As far as I'm concerned, that community can keep it." Dec. 5, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      21 Neutral Comments

  • "My name is so unique that in my class I was the only one bearing that name,indeed your name actually speaks for you, wherever I go,am always the best.some said Maybe it's my name that is making me be above others now they call me glorious child,thank you my parents for giving me the name." Nov. 18, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am 56 years old and only recently began to like my name which is Gloria. Apparently, it's a downright sexy name in 2020. I did not like the name growing up because it had three syllables and most girls my age had two, like Carol, Carla, Sherri, Tammy etc. My name seemed a chore. Add to that my last name had three syllables also. The teacher calling roll would say "Jack May" and then my.cumberson name. It didn't roll well. In fifth grade, there was a mean girl who sang "Glory Glory Hallelujah!" whenever she saw me until I pushed her to the floor. Her name was Sharon--another two syllable name. Finally, I don't mind the name. I thought about changing it but could not possibly disrespect my mom that way. Funny thing is we used to tease my sister about her old-fasioned name, Abigail. Well, the joke was on us. We're tripping over little Abigails but still no flourish of Glorias. Sigh." Aug. 21, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "My mother (born 1926) was named Gloria. She married my father in 1947, and he decided to become an Episcopal priest in 1959?so she had the perfect name for a minister?s wife! As a little child, I loved singing the chorus to ?Angels We Have Heard on High? and thought my mama must be famous to have a Christmas Carol about her. ☺️" Dec. 11, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is gloria am so glad to bear the name it is a nice name because the name is philosophical feb 27 2002" Jun. 15, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "As a white girl named Gloria growing up in Southern California during the 60s and 70s it was confusing to me why the only other girls named Gloria were Hispanic. According to my mother, who grew up in Wisconsin during the 30's and 40's, all the girls she knew named Gloria were of Swedish or Finnish descent. Demographics. As an adult I have met many women named Gloria from various ethnic backgrounds. So many people I meet tell me their mother's name is Gloria, which is funny to me. When I was in grade school in the 60s I used to wish I had a more popular name like most of the other girls my age, like Kathy, Denise, Diane, Lisa, Cindy, etc., but I never really disliked my name, although it did feel like a heavy name for a little girl. When Van Morrison came out with "Gloria" I thought it was a coup for the name! People are always coming up with nicknames for me... Glow, Glor, G, Glori, Go, Glow-Butt, Glorious, Jelloria, or they sing it from one of the many Gloria songs (why are there so many??). A lot of people call me G-L-O-R-I-A, spelling it out like the Van Morrison song. "Hi, G-L-O-R-I-A." My little grandchildren started calling me Gigi, (short for Grandma Gloria), and it has stuck, so now mostly everyone calls me Gigi. I miss being a Gloria..." Nov. 2, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Gloria. Lee is the middle name Husband calls me Gloey, Sounds like Chloe. Other family called me Glo." Jul. 28, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is gloria,so yea.....we are amazing kind of people,,we are blessed,and i love my name because it brings so much meaning to my blessed to be called gloria" Jun. 15, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "Why cant they bring the name back G L O RI A I think Emma is worse" Mar. 15, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Gloria. Though I hate it, even in my early twenties, I find it very annoying that I always had people singing to me the Hymn Glory Glory or calling me different nicknames such as Glow, G G, and Glor. I prefer to be call by Rhia ever since in high school. What awesome is that I get the name "Rihanna" (an R&B singer) name by some people and reword my name like Glorihanna. I figured it is very cheesy name. Lol. Whether I like my real name, I think it is okay." May. 1, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm 13 years old and I love my name.A lot of my friends call me glory" Dec. 30, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm 12 and my name is Gloria. I have used nicknames like those posted by Gloria (lol) on July 21. I like the name kinda, for it sounds very actressy." Jul. 28, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Gloria is a very noncommon name nowadays. I'm 12 and my name is gloria. I have tried the names , glori, Ria, Lora,Lori, Ora, and Ginny. Which do you like best and PLEASE do not say Gloria or glori, for those names are So common in gloria's. If you have any other nicknames I'd be happy to hear them. If you could connect them to music or anything I'd be happy. Thanks" Jul. 21, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is also gloria. I am now a teenager, and have tried to change my name many times. I went through very many nicknames. The most common I was called "glo worm". In 6th grade I got people to call me Gineva or Ginny. I was teased horribly for my "old lady name." now being A young adult I have been called a lot of names. My friend had called me globeia. She said it was because I was smart. I now am called Ria or Loria. I am still called Ginny or Gineva often. I like Gineva better because people though Ginny sounded like guinea. So I was called guinea pig. I havE learned to like the name. Gloria is a very nice name." Jul. 4, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Gloria is a beautiful is not ugly and not a "Latina" name...I have never been teased for my name and I love the many nicknames that people have given me...Globug, Glo, even Glow, Glory, Gloworm, GoGo (little kids), G, G-Lo, and several other sweet names that only start with G, such as Georgie and Georgie Porgie...People tell me how pretty it is and hardly anyone forgets it. I've even been told "That's a special name" and my name has been sung to me since before kindergarten. I'm always surprised when I hear a version that is new to me...It is a lovely name and I'm always sad to hear other people named Gloria put it down...I can understand maybe for people who were named Gloria in the '50's because I suppose it was like my generation's Brittany...still, I am named for my Great Aunt and I know that she also loves the name." May. 29, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "im from spain and my name is gloria and here is a really popular name,i heard that in the usa its a really old-lady name,but here it is not at all,anyway,in spain gloria is really related with religion,and i met like 5 persons with this name" Apr. 4, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Gloria and I didn't really mind the name when I was younger. I joke around all the time that I will change it to something else, because of its association with an older generation, but it is who I am. Plus it's nice not having to be referred to as Gloria H. which is the case with many other common (read: boring) names like Sara." Jun. 6, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I think the name Gloria is nice , it's lovely but more of the 40's" Aug. 23, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have this name, and i'm living in Moscow. Here u cant find this name. Its very convinient.I like the way it sounds.Some names sounds like you're a puppy,but not Gloria." Jul. 10, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm 57 and only ever met 1 other Gloria (back in elementary school) until moving into my condo a year ago. There are 4 women named Gloria and 1 named Glory here and I've since met a 5th Gloria" Oct. 7, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my mom's name is gloria. i think it is very nice. i have not met another gloria before." Jun. 6, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Awful name. Associated with pride, greed, warfare etc.. War is not glorious it is glorified (negative word) Also too close to "gloat" for me." Feb. 16, 2006: Report as inappropriate

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