Meaning and name origin
Gale \g(a)-le\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's 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.
Gale is a somewhat popular first name for males (#784 out of 1220, Top 64%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#2228 out of 88799, Top 3%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Gale for boys. Gale reached its highest rank of #368 in the U.S. in 1940-1949 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Gale and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Gael (#213), Gayle, Gail and Gale. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Gale▼ is also pronounced similarly to Gal, Gall, Gil▼ and Gill. Other suggested similar baby names are Bale, Cale▼, Dale▼, Gabe▼, Gable, Gage, Galen▼, Gallo, Galo, Galt, Gili, Hale, Kale▼, Lale, Vale, Yale and Zale. These names tend to be less commonly used than Gale.