What does Gail mean?
Short form of Abigail. Gael is a term for descendants of the ancient Celts, especially in Scotland, Ireland, and the Isle of Man. Authors Gael Greene, Gail Sheehy, Gail Godwin; track celebrity Gail Devers.
Related girl name: Gay.
Gail has 1 masculine form: Gael.Kreatif forms: Gailia, Gailla, Gailly. [more]
How popular is Gail?
Gail is a very prominent first name for women (#155 out of 4276, Top 4%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#21553 out of 150436, Top 14%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name statistics of Gail for girls. Gail reached its top rank of #43 in the U.S. during the years 1950-1959, but is not listed currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Abigail (#8 in recent rankings), Gayla, Gayle, Gay, Gale and Abi are the popular varying forms of Gail ranked in the Top 1000. Usage of these forms of Gail was widespread 6 decades ago (usage of 0.57%) and has become significantly reduced since (usage 0.14%, down 75%), with forms such as Gay falling out of fashion. Abigail is the most fashionable baby name in this list, with this name having a rebound in popularity.
Thinking of names?
Gail▼ is alike in pronunciation to Gill, Gul and Gull. Other suggested similar baby names are Amil, Ceil, Dail, Gabi, Gaby, Gada, Gae, Gaea, Gai, Gaia, Gaiea, Gala, Galila, Galit, Galla, Gana, Ganit, Gavi, Gaye▼, Geila, Gia▲, Gig, Gila, Glila, Gwin, Hadil, Jayil, Jil, Lil, Phil, Rahil and Teil. These names tend to be less frequently used than Gail.