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What does Gae mean?

Gae Pronunciation of Gae [gae] as a girls' name is of English origin, and the meaning of Gae is "blithe, cheerful". From the vocabulary word gay. This was used in the early 20th century due to its happy meaning, but became rare in the 1960s when the word came to mean "homosexual". Only this form of the name is still in use.

Associated with: 20th century (modern).


Gae has 2 variants: Gay and Gaye.

Creative forms:
(female) Gane, Gee, ..

(male) Gan, Gre, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gae Jadyn (G.J.), ..

How popular is Gae?

Gae is an unusual first name for females. Gae is an equally uncommon last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Gay and Gaye are the popular variation forms of Gae (unlisted) ranked in the Top 2000. These forms of Gae were at the top of their popularity 75 years ago (average #517), but now, the form Gay has become less trendy. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gay, Gaye in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Gae and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Gae is alike in pronunciation to Gaea, Gai, Gaia, Gaiea and Gaill. Other recommended names are Fae, Gael, Gal, Gale, Jae, Mae and Rae. These names tend to be more frequently used than Gae.

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