Meaning and Origin of Glad - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Glad

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Girl name origins & meanings:

  • Welsh : Version of Claudia

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Family name origins & meanings:

  • English : from a short form of the various Old English personal names with a first element glæd ‘shining’, ‘joyful’. Compare Gladwin.
  • English and Scandinavian : nickname for a cheerful person, from Middle English, Scandinavian glad ‘merry’, ‘jolly’.