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Gael meaning and name origin
Gael \gael\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Gael), is of Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Gael is "a Celt". The term was first used in English to refer to the Highland Celts of Scotland. Over time it has also come to mean the Irish. Before it came into English, Gael was a self-descriptive term used by both Scots and Irish. The Scots term "Gaidheal" probably evolved from the Irish "goidel", which may be traced back to the Old Celtic word "gwydd", meaning "wild".
For more information, see also related names Gail and Abigail.
Baby names that sound like Gael are Gayel, Gal and Gahl. Other similar baby names are Dael, Gaea, Gae, Jael and Lael.
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Popularity of Gael
Gael is not a popular first name for women and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people. (1990 U.S. Census)
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