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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 has 8 variant forms: Gael, Gaell, Gaelle, Gail, Gaill, Gaille, Gaile and Gayle.


Gale is a somewhat popular first name for males (#784 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#2228 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Gale for boys (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Gale name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Gale outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Gale and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Gael, Gail, Gale and Gayle. (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Gael, Gail, Gale, Gayle in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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.


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