What does Gayle mean?
For more on this name, 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 (#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%, down 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)