Girl name origins & meanings
- Latin : Glory
Girl name variations
Family name origins & meanings
- Spanish, Italian, Portuguese (Glória), and French (Brittany and Provence) :
- metronymic from the female personal name Gloria.
- according to Morlet, an occupational nickname for a singer, from ‘Gloria in excelsis Deo’, part of the mass.
- A family named Gloria from Rouen was in Quebec city by 1652; another, also called Desrochers, from Angoulême, was in Repentigny, Quebec, by 1694.