Gladys \g-lad-ys, gl(a)-dys\ as a girl's name is pronounced GLAD-iss. It is of Welsh origin. Variant of Claudia (Latin) "lame". The name was used in several Edwardian romantic novels. Singer Gladys Knight.
Gladys has 8 variant forms: Glad, Gladdis, Gladdys, Gladi, Gladis, Gladyss, Gwladys and Gwyladyss.
For more information, see also related names Carys and Nerys.
A baby name that sounds like Gladys is Kalidas.