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What does Gayel mean?

Gayel Pronunciation of Gayel [gayel] as a name for girls is a Hebrew name, and the meaning of the name Gayel is "father of exaltation". Gayel is an alternate spelling of Abigail (Hebrew). Gayel is also a variant of Gail (Hebrew).


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

7 more different relations via Abigail, Gail: Gaila, Gaill, Galia, Gayla, Gayleen, Gaylene and Gaylla.

Creative forms:
(female) Gavel, Gavyel, ..

(male) Galiel, Gayely, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gayel Chanel (G.C.), ..

How popular is Gayel?

Gayel is an uncommon given name for women. Gayel is also a rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Abigail (#7 via latest list), Gayle, Gaylene, Gayla, Gale, Gail and Gaile are the prominent varying forms of Gayel (not ranked) rated in the Top 2000. These forms of Gayel were popular as birth names in the year 2002 (median #1715) and are somewhat less popular today (#1715, 31.4% less usage). Abigail is the all-time favorite, while versions such as Gayle have become less popular. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

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

Similar Names

Gayel is alike in pronunciation to Gaelle, Gill, Gul and Gull. Other suggested similar names are Batel, Carel, Dael, Darel, Gabryel, Gae, Gaea, Gaiea, Galea, Galen, Gay, Gaye, Gaylen (see Gayle), Gayna, Gayner, Hazel, Jael, Janel, Jayel, Karel, Kyel, Lael, Mabel, Madel, Maybel, Rahel, Rakel and Rayzel. These names tend to be more commonly used than Gayel.

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