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.
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(female) Galei, Galet, .. Middle name pairings:
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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)
Gale reached its apex position of #353 in the U.S. in the 1940s, but is not found in the list currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular related forms of Gale are Abigail, Gael (#220 last year), Gail and Gayle. Usage of these relations of Gale reached its peak less than a decade ago (adoption of 0.15%) and is somewhat lower today (adoption 0.09%, down 36%), with versions like Gayle becoming less in vogue.
Gale▼ is pronounced similarly to Gal, Gall, Gil and Gill. Other suggested similar 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 (see Udell), Vaile, Vale, Wole, Yale, Yule and Zale. These names tend to be less commonly used than Gale.See names in meaning and etymology.