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What does Gahl mean?

Gahl Pronunciation of Gahl [gahl] as a name for girls is of Hebrew derivation, and the name Gahl means "father of exaltation". Gahl is a variant form of Gail (Hebrew): short variation of Abigail.


Gahl has 9 variants: Gael, Gaile, Gal, Gale, Gayel, Gayelle, Gayle, Gayll and Gaylle.

5 more relations via Gail: Gaila, Gaill, Galia, Gayla and Gaylla.

Creative forms:
(female) Gahli, Galai, ..

(male) Galey, Gayn, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gahl Kasey (G.K.), ..

How popular is Gahl?

Gahl is a rare given name for women but a somewhat popular last name for all people (#77742 out of 150436, Top 52%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Popular related forms of Gahl (not in Top 2000) are Gail, Gaile, Gale, Gayla and Gayle. Other variants, like Gaila, are seldom used. These forms of Gahl were popular 7 decades ago (usage of 0.57%). (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Gahl is pronounced similarly to Gaelle, Gill, Gul and Gull. Other recommended names are Amahl, Dahl, Gabi, Gaby, Gada, Gae, Gaea, Gai, Gaia, Gala, Galla, Gana, Gavi, Gay and Gaye. These names tend to be more commonly used than Gahl.

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