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Meaning and name origin

Gael \gael\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Gael), is of French origin. The French name GaŽl may be a short form of the Breton name JudicaŽl, meaning "generous leader". The name may also be a short form of JudicaŽl (GwenaŽl "white, fair, pure", and gwenn "generous"), the name of a Breton saint. It can also refer to one of the Celtic peoples of Scotland or Ireland. Sounds similar to and may also be used as a respelling of Gail, which is traditionally female.

Gael has 1 variant form: Gale.

There is 1 feminine form of Gael: Gail.


Gael is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Gael for boys (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Gael and its variant form. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Gael (#213), Gale and Gail. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Gael, Gale, Gail in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Gael is also pronounced similarly to Gaell, Gaelle, Gaile, Gal, Gall, Gayle, Gil and Gill. Other suggested similar baby names are Cael, Dael, Gaer, Gaill, Gallo, Galo, Gamel, Jael, Kael and Yael. These names tend to be more commonly used than Gael.


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