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Gail 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.
Gail has 18 variant forms: Gael, Gahl, Gaila, Gaile, Gaill, Gal, Gale, Galia, Gayel, Gayelle, Gayla, Gayle, Gayleen, Gaylene, Gayline, Gayll, Gaylla and Gaylle.
Baby names that sound like Gail are Cal, Caila, Gala, Galla, Geila, Gila, Gill, Kaila and Kaili.
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Popularity of Gail
Gail is a very popular first name for women (#155 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#22274 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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