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Of Latin origin.

Gloria means glory in Latin.

There is no record of the name until 1891, when American writer E.D.E.N. Southworth used this name in one of her novels, with the same title.

Following Gloria Swanson’s popularity, the name started to rise.

Famous bearers are Gloria Gaynor, Gloria Estefan, Gloria Trevi, Gloria Steinem, Gloria Vanderbilt, Gloria Reuben, Gloria Pires.

Cuban-born American singer, songwriter, actress Gloria Estefan has won several awards, including seven Grammies.

In 2015 she received the “Presidential Medal of Freedom” for her contribution to American music.