Most of you that have been following my blog know that my name is Gloria. Why was I given this name? My mother’s sister’s name is Gloria and therefore, she gave me her name including middle name as well.


In researching what my name meant, this is what I found in this site:


What Does Name “Gloria” Mean

You are introspective, prophetic, philosophical, and soul searching, but also can be analytical, critical and opinionated. You think deeply and clearly, have an air of mystery, can be solitary and secretive.You are frank, methodical and believe in law, system and order.

Position and social status is very important for you and you are always looking for way to improve your position in society. You have power and ability to chose your own destiny and achieve anything you want in life. You can expand in any direction according to your will and the set of values. You have passion for justice and belong to the position of authority. You have an inherent courage and endurance to accomplish “The Impossible Dream”. With the power comes responsibility. You hold keys to the material world, but with this gift comes high spiritual responsibility to be fair and true to others. You are philosophical and mature, determined and intense with a desire to endure, often religious.


Not only is my name common but I believe the middle name comes attached to it as I once worked with someone that had the same name with the same middle name. My middle name is Isela. It was very surprising to me that someone would have my exact name and MIDDLE name. I thought I was just named similar as my aunt but I guess the name came with the second name as a package.


There are also many songs that have Gloria in the lyrics like this Laura Branigan’s 1982 video:

I remember one of my high school instructors would always sing some of this song to me every time he would see me in class or in the hallway. It was fun but also not so fun since teachers would memorize my name right away and call on me when asking questions to the class.


Even though, my name is not that unique, I wouldn’t change it for the world. I love my name and what it means.


IS your name in the title of a song, book, movie etc? Comment below.

In response to the Daily Prompt: Say Your Name