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What does Gaylene mean?

Gaylene [gay-le-ne] as a name for girls is of Hebrew derivation, and Gaylene means "father of exaltation". Gaylene is a version, with the prefix Gay-, of Gail (Hebrew): short version of Abigail.


Gaylene has 2 variants: Gayleen and Gayline.

Gaylene has 9 more related forms via Gail: Gaile, Gale, Gayel, Gayelle, Gayla, Gayle, Gayll, Gaylla and Gaylle.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Gaylete, Glane, ..

(male) Gayland, Gayleno, ..

How popular is Gaylene?

Gaylene is a somewhat popular first name for women (#2909 out of 4276, Top 68%) but a unique last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the baby name history of Gaylene for girls. Gaylene was first listed in 1930-1939 and reached its highest rank of #1070 in the U.S. in the 1950s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gaylene name in U.S.

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

Popular related forms of Gaylene ranked in the Top 2000 are Gayle, Gayla, Gale, Gaile and Gail. Usage of these forms of Gaylene reached its apex in the 1950s (average #667), but now, versions such as Gayla have fallen out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gaylene, Gail, Gaile, Gale, Gayla, Gayle in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Gaylene and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names


Gaylene is pronounced similarly to Galen and Gaylen. Other suggested similar names are Baylee, Cailene, Carlene, Caylee, Caylen, Dalene, Darlene, Darylene, Earlene, Fayline, Galena, Galiena, Galina, Galliena, Galyena, Glen, Glenn, Glenne, Harlene, Haylee, Jaylee, Jaylene, Kaelene, Kailene, Kalene, Karlene, Kaylee, Kaylen, Kaylene, Kylene, Marlene, Maylene, Mylene, Paulene, Raelene, Rayleine (see Raina), Raylene, Rayline, Shaylene, Talene and Valene. These names tend to be less commonly used than Gaylene.