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Meaning and name origin
Gail \gail\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Gail), is pronounced gayl. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Gail is "father of exaltation". 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.
There is 1 masculine form of Gail: Gael.
Gail is a very popular first name for females (#155 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#22274 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Gail for girls (2015 statistics).
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