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Meaning and name origin

Gayle \ga(y)-le\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Gayle), is pronounced gayl. It is of English origin. Variant of Gail. Gala literally means "festive party".


Gayle has 6 variant forms: Gala, Galea, Galen, Galena, Gayla and Gaylen.

For more information, see also the related girl name Abigail.


Gayle is a very popular first name for females (#375 out of 4276, Top 9%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#4902 out of 88799, Top 6%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Gayle for girls (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Gayle name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Gayle and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Abigail (#8), Gayla, Gail and Gayle. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Abigail, Gayla, Gail, Gayle in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Gayle is also pronounced similarly to Gael, Gaelle, Gahl, Gaile, Gal, Gale, Gayel, Gayelle, Gayll and Gaylle. Other suggested similar baby names are Dayle, Gaila, Gaill, Galla, Gaye, Gaylla and Kayle. These names tend to be less commonly used than Gayle.