Meaning, origin and history of the name Gloria

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Means

“glory”

, from the Portuguese and Spanish titles of the Virgin

Mary Maria da Glória

and

María de Gloria

. Maria da Glória (1819-1853) was the daughter of the Brazilian emperor Pedro I, eventually becoming queen of Portugal as Maria II.

The name was introduced to the English-speaking world by E. D. E. N. Southworth’s novel

Gloria

(1891) and George Bernard Shaw’s play

You Never Can Tell

(1898), which both feature characters with a Portuguese background

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. It was popularized in the early 20th century by American actress Gloria Swanson (1899-1983). Another famous bearer is feminist Gloria Steinem (1934-).

Other Languages & CulturesGlória(Hungarian) Glória(Portuguese)

Glora Swanson (1921)Glora Swanson (1921)

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