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pinWhat does Gail mean?

Gail /gail/ [1 syll.] as a girls' name (also used as boys' 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 variants: Gael, Gahl, Gaila, Gaile, Gaill, Gal, Gale, Galia, Gayel, Gayelle, Gayla, Gayle, Gayleen, Gaylene, Gayline, Gayll, Gaylla and Gaylle.

Related girl name: Gay.

Gail has 37 more different relations via Abigail, Gael: Abagael, Abagail, Abagale, Abageal, Abagil, Abaigael, Abba, Abbe, Abbee, Abbegail, Abbegale, Abbey, Abbi, Abbie, Abbigael, Abbigai, Abbigail, Abbigale, Abbigayle, Abby, Abbye, Abbygael, Abbygail, Abbygale, Abegail, Abegale, Abgail, Abi, Abigael, Abigal, Abigale, Abigall, Abigayl, Abigayle, Abigel, Abigil and Gaelle.

Gail has 1 masculine form: Gael.

Kreatif forms: Gailia, Gailla. [more]

pinHow 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 popularity 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Gail name in U.S.

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

Abigail (#8 in 2014), Abby (#389), Abbigail (#857), Gale, Gay, Gayle, Abigayle, Gayla, Abagail, Abbi, Abbie, Abi, Abbey and Abigale are the popular varying forms of Gail ranked in the Top 1000. Usage of these girl names was at its apex during the years 1950-1959 (usage of 0.2715%) and has become significantly lower since (usage 0.1164%, down 57.1%), with forms such as Abbigail, Abbie, Abbey, Abigale and Gayla falling out of fashion. Abigail (#8) and Abby (#389) are two of the more fashionable baby names in this list, with Abby and Abigail having a rebound in popularity. Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of Gail and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Gail, Abagail, Abbey, Abbie, Abbigail in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Abby, Abigail, Abigale, Abigayle, Gale in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Gay, Gayla, Gayle in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Abbey, Abbi, Abbie, Abby, Abi, Abigail outside U.S.

pinSimilar Names

Gail is alike in pronunciation to Gill, Gul and Gull. Other suggested similar baby names are Dail, Gai, Gaia, Gala, Galla, Geila and Gila. These names tend to be less frequently used than Gail.