Meaning and Name Origin
Gael \gael\ as a boys' name (also used less commonly as girls' 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: Gale▼.
Gael has 1 feminine form: Gail.
Gael is a rare first name for males. Gael is an equivalently rare surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Gael for boys. Gael entered the list in 2002 and reached its highest rank of #146 in the U.S. in the year 2012, and is at #213 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Gael and related names. Prominent varying forms of Gael (#213 a year ago) listed in the Top 1000 are Gail, Gale and Gayle. Usage of these boy names reached its peak during 1930-1939 and is now significantly lower, with the forms Gail, Gale and Gayle becoming less stylish. Gael (#213) is the most fashionable name for newborns in this compilation. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Gael▲ is alike in pronunciation to Gal, Gall, 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 frequently used than Gael.