Meaning and name origin
Gayle \ga(y)-le\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Gayle), is of Irish, Gaelic and Old English origin, and the meaning of Gayle is "foreigner; cheerful, happy". Gayle is a variant of Gale (Irish, Gaelic, Old English): more common now as a girl's name, where it is a form of Abigail.
Gayle is a somewhat popular first name for males (#1130 out of 1220, Top 93%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#4902 out of 88799, Top 6%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Gayle for boys. Gayle reached its highest rank of #527 in the U.S. in 1930-1939. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Gayle and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Gael (#213), Gayle, Gail and Gale. (2014 statistics).
Gayle▼ is also pronounced similarly to Gal and Gall. Other suggested similar baby names are Cayle, Dayle, Gable, Gaill, Gaille, Gallo, Galo, Gaylen, Gayler, Gayne, Hayle, Kayle and Zayle. These names tend to be less commonly used than Gayle.