Meaning and Name Origin
For more information, see also the related girl name Abigail.
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 (#4902 out of 88799, Top 6%). (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. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the girl name Gayle and affiliated names. Popular related forms of Gayle rated in the Top 1000 are Abigail (#8 a year ago), Gail, Gale and Gayla. These girl names reached the peak of their popularity during the years 1950-1959 and are now much less popular, 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. (2014 Birth Statistics)