What does Gaylene mean?
Gaylene /gay-lene/ [2 sylls.] 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.
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)
Popular related forms of Gaylene (outside Top 1000) ranked in the Top 1000 are Gayle, Gayla, Gale and Gail. Usage of these girl names reached its apex during the years 1950-1959 (usage of 0.7515%) and is now much less, with the versions Gail, Gale, Gayla and Gayle becoming less fashionable. Below is a charted comparison of the usage of the girl name Gaylene and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)