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Gal (girl)

What does Gal mean?

Gal Pronunciation of Gal [gal] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Gal) is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Gal is "father of exaltation; wave". Gal is a version of Abigail (Hebrew). Gal is also a form of Gail (Hebrew). Gal is also used as a variant of Galia (Hebrew).

Associated with: wave (sea).


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

6 more different relations via Abigail, Gail, Galia: Abi, Gaila, Gaill, Galit, Gayla and Gaylla.

Creative forms:
(female) Gial, Gral, ..

(male) Gald, Gleo, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gal Zayla (G.Z.), ..

How popular is Gal?

Gal is a rare given name for women but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#25098 out of 150436, Top 17%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Gal (not in Top 2000) appearing in the Top 2000 are Abi, Abigail (#7 a year ago), Gail, Gaile, Gale, Gayla and Gayle. Other variants, like Gaill, are seldom used. These relations of Gal were at the top of their popularity a decade ago (median #1715) and are somewhat less common today (#1715, down 31%). Abigail is the longstanding favorite, while versions like Gayla are no longer trendy. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Abi, Abigail outside U.S.

Similar Names

Gal is alike in pronunciation to Gaelle, Gill, Gul and Gull. Other suggested similar names are Cal, Gae, Gai, Gala, Gay, Lal, Mal, Sal, Tal and Val. These names tend to be more frequently used than Gal.

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