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What does Gaylene mean?

Gaylene Pronunciation of Gaylene [gay-lene] as a name for girls is of Hebrew derivation, and Gaylene means "father of exaltation". Gaylene is a version of Gail (Hebrew): short version of Abigail.


Gaylene has 2 variants: Gayleen and Gayline.

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

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

(male) Gayland, Gayleno, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gaylene Hannah (G.H.), ..

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)

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. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. 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.

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