What does Gale mean?
Gale [gale] as a name for girls (also used as boys' name Gale) is a Hebrew name, and the name Gale means "father of exaltation". Gale is an alternate spelling of Abigail (Hebrew). Gale is also a variant of Gail (Hebrew).
(female) Galei, Glale, ..
(male) Gales, Galey, .. Middle name pairings:
Gale Hannah (G.H.), ..
How popular is Gale?
Gale is a very popular first name for females (#690 out of 4276, Top 16%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#2197 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Gale was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its peak position of #281 in the U.S. during the years 1950-1959, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Abbe, Abigail (#7 a year ago), Gail, Gaile, Gayla, Gayle and Gaylene are the popular variation forms of Gale. These forms of Gale were popular with parents a decade ago (usage of 1.1%) and are somewhat less conventional today (usage 0.8%, ▼31%), with versions like Gayle becoming less trendy. Abigail is the most fashionable baby name in this list.
Gale▼ is pronounced similarly to Gaelle, Gill, Gul and Gull. Other suggested similar names are Alle, Carle, Cele, Cile, Cole, Daile, Dale▼, Dayle, Elle▲, Gabbe (see Gabrielle), Gabi, Gaby, Gada, Gae, Gaea, Gai, Gaia, Gaiea, Gala, Galea, Galen, Galena, Galit, Galla, Galya, Gana, Gavi, Gay▼, Gaye, Gaylen (see Gayle), Gene▼, Gila, Glade, Glen, Golde, Grace, Halle▼, Hazle, Iole, Kahle, Kalle, Kayle, Kyle, Mable▼, Neale, Paule, Peale, Sable, Sile, Vale and Zele. These names tend to be less commonly used than Gale.See names in meaning and etymology.