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What does Gaile mean?

Gaile Pronunciation of Gaile [gaile] as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Gaile) means "foreigner; cheerful, happy". Gaile is a variant form of Gale (Irish, Gaelic, Old English).

Associated with: cheerful (happy).


Gaile has 5 variants: Gael, Gaell, Gaelle, Gail and Gayle.

2 more related forms via Gale: Gaill and Gaille.

Creative forms:
(male) Gasle, Gole, ..

(female) Gaide, Gailia, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gaile Jakub (G.J.), ..

How popular is Gaile?

Gaile is a rare given name for men but a somewhat popular last name for both adults and children (#127186 out of 150436, Top 85%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Gael (#220 from recent data), Gail, Gale and Gayle are the popular variation forms of Gaile (outside Top 2000). Other forms, like Gaille, are uncommon. Usage of these relations of Gaile was well-received in 2012 (adoption of 0.1%) and is somewhat lower today (adoption 0.1%, 36% less), with forms like Gale becoming less fashionable. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gael, Gail, Gale, Gayle in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Gaile is alike in pronunciation to Gal, Gall, Gil and Gill. Other recommended names are Bale, Basile, Cable, Caile, Cale, Cayle, Daile, Dale, Dalle, Dayle, Eagle, Earle, Emile, Fadile, Fadle, Gabe, Gabie, Gable, Gage, Gaige, Gaillen, Gaine, Gainer, Gaines, Gains, Gair, Gaius, Galen, Galil, Galileo, Gallo, Galo, Galt, Gamble, Garlen, Garve, Gauge, Gaylen, Gayler, Gayne, Gide, Giles, Gili, Guaire, Hale, Halle, Hayle, Jamile, Kaile, Kale, Karle, Kayle, Kile, Ladle, Lale, Nagle, Neile, Nile, Odile, Pavle, Sable, Savile, Vaile, Vale, Vasile, Yale, Zale and Zayle. These names tend to be more commonly used than Gaile.

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