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A form of the name Gloriana that was used by poets during the 17th century in reference to Queen Elizabeth I. Playwright George Bernard Shaw was possibly the first to shorten the name to Gloria for a character in his 19th century play, "You Can Never Tell." It was listed among the top 100 from the 1920s to the 1960s which coincided with the film career of actress Gloria Swanson. , Glory
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