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.
(male) Gales, Gile, ..
(female) Galei, Galet, ..
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 reached its apex position of #353 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 Abigail, Gael (#213 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 35%), 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.