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Gale (girl)

What does Gale mean?

Gale Pronunciation of 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).


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

9 more alternative forms via Abigail, Gail: Abbe, Gaila, Gaill, Galia, Gayla, Gayleen, Gaylene, Gayline and Gaylla.

Creative forms:
(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)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gale name in U.S.

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

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.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gayla, Gayle, Gaylene in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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.

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