What does Gayle mean?
Gayle /gay-le/ [1 syll.] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Gayle) is pronounced gayl. It is of English origin. Variant of Gail. Gala literally means "festive party". The name was made famous by American actress Gayle Hunnicutt.
Related girl name: Abigail.more]
How popular is Gayle?
Gayle is a very prominent first name for females (#375 out of 4276, Top 9%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#4808 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Gayle for girls. Gayle was first listed in 1900-1909 and reached its top position of #158 in the U.S. during the years 1950-1959, but is not listed currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Abigail (#8 a year ago), Gail, Gale and Gayla are the popular related forms of Gayle. These girl names reached the peak of their popularity during the years 1950-1959 (usage of 0.6704%) and are now much less popular (usage 0.1984%, ▼70.4%), with the versions Gail, Gale, Gayla and Gayle becoming less stylish. Abigail (#8) is the most trendy girl name among these, with this name having a revival in usage. Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of Gayle and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)