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ˈglɔr i ə, ˈgloʊr-glo·ri·a

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  1. Glorianoun

    . Popular during the first half of the 20th century.

  2. Etymology: gloria, first used as a name in 19th century literature.


  1. Gloria

    Gloria is a song by the alternative rock band Mando Diao, and their second single from Give Me Fire. The single was released on 15 May 2009.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Glorianoun

    a doxology (beginning Gloria Patri, Glory be to the Father), sung or said at the end of the Psalms in the service of the Roman Catholic and other churches

  2. Glorianoun

    a portion of the Mass (Gloria in Excelsis Deo, Glory be to God on high), and also of the communion service in some churches. In the Episcopal Church the version in English is used

  3. Glorianoun

    the musical setting of a gloria

  4. Etymology: [L., glory.]


  1. Gloria

    "Gloria" is a rock song classic written by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison and originally recorded by Morrison's band Them in 1964 as the B-side of "Baby, Please Don't Go". The song became a garage rock staple and a part of many rock bands' repertoires. It is particularly memorable for its "G–L–O–R–I–A" chorus. It is easy to play, as a simple three-chord song, and thus is popular with those learning to play guitar. The song continues to be played by thousands of bands from famous recording artists to unknown garage bands. Humourist Dave Barry joked that "You can throw a guitar off a cliff, and as it bounces off rocks on the way down, it will, all by itself, play Gloria." One explanation for the timeless popularity of the song was offered in Allmusic's review by Bill Janovitz: "Gloria" was rated number 69 on Dave Marsh's list in the 1989 book The Heart of Rock & Soul: The 1001 Greatest Singles Ever Made. He described the song as "one of the few rock songs that's actually as raunchy as its reputation." In his book Rock and Roll: The 100 Best Singles, Paul Williams said about the two sides of the "Baby Please Don't Go/Gloria" recording: "Into the heart of the beast... here is something so good, so pure, that if no other hint of it but this record existed, there would still be such a thing as rock and roll.... Van Morrison's voice a fierce beacon in the darkness, the lighthouse at the end of the world. Resulting in one of the most perfect rock anthems known to humankind."

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Gloria

    glō′ri-a, n. a doxology.—Gloria in excelsis, the 'Greater Doxology'—'Glory be to God on high;' Gloria Patri, the 'Lesser Doxology'—'Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost, as it was,' &c. [L. gloria, glory.]

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Gloria is ranked #6888 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Gloria surname appeared 4,878 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 2 would have the surname Gloria.

    72.2% or 3,522 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    14.3% or 702 total occurrences were White.
    9.9% or 486 total occurrences were Asian.
    1.8% or 89 total occurrences were Black.
    0.8% or 42 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.7% or 37 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

Anagrams for Gloria »

  1. Loriga

  2. logria

  3. larigo

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Gloria in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Gloria in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Gloria in a Sentence

  1. Gloria Allred:

    Gloria Allred has been protecting women’s rights for more than 40 years. At her Friars Club Roast, who will protect hers?

  2. Chief Revenue Officer Mick Griffin:

    We developed a community marketing team whose KPI [key performance indicator] is to become a leader in topics via various online channels, in order to increase visibility and traffic, we have already successfully achieved this on Quora, and the results are very positive. Our community manager Gloria is now the most-read content provider in 13 channels important to our industry.

  3. Gloria Schmidt:

    The Osundairo brothers were fully prepared to testify in any criminal proceeding in the Jussie Smollett case, following todays decision ending the criminal case against Smollett, Gloria Schmidt no longer represents the Osundairo brothers as trial witnesses in the criminal matter.

  4. Rollene Saal:

    There would be no Marissa Meyer, Sheryl Sandberg, Carly Fiorina, if it were not for the work, the road that she has paved, she and Madeleine Albright and Gloria Steinem, these icons of the women's movement, now these young women, how wonderful that this is no longer a burning issue.

  5. Tim Tompkins:

    Gloria Gaynor is going to sing I Will Survive, which is kind of a theme with 2020 both metaphorically and unfortunately, literally.

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