What does Gale mean?
Gale /gale/ as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Gale) is of Irish, Gaelic and Old English origin, and the meaning of Gale is "foreigner; cheerful, happy". More common now as a girl's name, where it is a form of Abigail. Football player Gale Sayers.
How popular is Gale?
Gale is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#784 out of 1220, Top 64%) and an even more prominent last name for all people (#2197 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Charted below is the birth name statistics of Gale for boys. Gale was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its apex position of #368 in the U.S. in the 1940s, but is not found in the list currently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)
Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of the boy name Gale and associated names. Popular related forms of Gale are Gael (#213 last year), Gail and Gayle. Usage of these relations of Gale reached its peak during the years 1930-1939 (adoption of 0.389%) and is somewhat lower today (adoption 0.197%, down 49%), with the versions Gail, Gale and Gayle becoming less in vogue. Gael has historically been popular among parents.
Thinking of names?
Gale▼ is pronounced similarly to Gal, Gall, Gil▼ and Gill. Other suggested similar baby names are Bale, Cable, Caile, Cale▼, Cayle, Daile, Dale▼, Dalle, Dayle, Earle▼, Erle, Gab, Gabe▼, Gabi, Gabie, Gable, Gad, Gage▲, Gaige▼, Galen▼, Galeno, Galil, Galin, Gallo, Galo, Galt, Galten, Galven, Galyn, Gamel, Gard, Gared, Garek, Garen, Garey, Garve, Gary▼, Gauge, Gaven▼, Gaylen, Gayler, Gere, Gili, Glade, Gore, Graye, Gyles, Hale, Halle, Hayle, Kaile, Kale▼, Karle, Kayle, Kyle▲, Ladle, Lale, Nagle, Neale, Nile, Ole▼, Pavle, Peale, Sable, Udale, Vaile, Vale, Wole, Yale, Yule and Zale. These names tend to be less commonly used than Gale.