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Gael (girl)

What does Gael mean?

Gael Pronunciation of Gael [gael] as a girls' name (also used more generally as boys' name Gael) is of French origin. The name may be short form of the Breton name JudicaŽl, meaning "generous leader", or a short form of GwenaŽl (gwenn "white, fair, pure", and hael "generous"). It can also refer to one of the Celtic peoples of Scotland or Ireland. Also used as a respelling of Gail

Associated with: generous (gracious), white, fair (beautiful), pure (virgin), scotland, ireland (gaelic).


Gael has 1 variant: Gaelle.

Related girl name: Abigail.

14 more alternative forms via Gail: Gahl, Gaila, Gaile, Gaill, Gal, Gale, Galia, Gayel, Gayelle, Gayla, Gayle, Gayll, Gaylla and Gaylle.

Creative forms:
(female) Galel, Grael, ..

(male) Gade, Gain, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gael Janiya (G.J.), ..

How popular is Gael?

Gael is an uncommon given name for women. Gael is an equally rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related girl names. Abigail (#7 in recent rankings), Gail, Gaile, Gale, Gayla and Gayle are the prominent variation forms of Gael (unlisted) rated in the Top 2000. These forms of Gael were popular with parents in the year 2002 (median #1667) and are somewhat less widespread today (#1667, down 31%), with forms such as Gale becoming less stylish. Abigail is the most fashionable girl name here. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Abigail, Gail, Gaile, Gale, Gayla, Gayle in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Abigail outside U.S.

Similar Names

Gael is alike in pronunciation to Gill, Gul and Gull. Other suggested similar names are Adel, Amel, Batel, Bel, Carel, Chel, Coel, Dael, Darel, Del, Etel, Gabi, Gaby, Gada, Gae, Gaea, Gai, Gaia, Gaiea, Gala, Galea, Galen, Galla, Gana, Gavi, Gay, Gaye, Geela, Gem, Glen, Gretl, Gwen, Hazel, Jael, Janel, Jayel, Karel, Kyel, Lael, Mabel, Madel, Mel, Neel, Nel, Noel, Orel, Rahel and Rakel. These names tend to be more commonly used than Gael.

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