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Meaning and Name Origin

Gayle \ga(y)-le\ 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".


Variations

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

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

Gayle has 17 more alternative forms via Gail, Gala: Gael, Gahl, Gaila, Gaile, Gaill, Gal, Gale, Galia, Galla, Gayel, Gayelle, Gayleen, Gaylene, Gayline, Gayll, Gaylla and Gaylle.


Popularity

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)

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

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

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)

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

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


Similar Names

Gayle is pronounced similarly to Gaelle. Other suggested similar baby names are Dayle, Gaye and Kayle. These names tend to be less frequently used than Gayle.

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