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Gayle /gay-le/ as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Gayle). The meaning of the name Gayle is "foreigner; cheerful, happy". Gayle is a version of Gale (Irish, Gaelic, Old English) with the suffix -yle.


Gayle has 5 variants: Gael, Gaell, Gaelle, Gail and Gaile.

Gayle has 2 more relations via Gale: Gaill and Gaille.

Kreatif forms: Garle, Grayle, Gulle. [more]

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Gayle is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#1130 out of 1220, Top 93%) and an even more prominent surname for both adults and children (#4808 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the birth name statistics of Gayle for boys. Gayle was first listed in 1920-1929 and reached its apex position of #527 in the U.S. during the years 1930-1939, but is not in the list currently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Gael (#213 last year), Gail and Gale are the prominent related forms of Gayle. These forms of Gayle were popular as baby names 84 years ago (usage of 0.389%) and are somewhat less common today (usage 0.197%, 49% less), with the versions Gale, Gail and Gayle becoming less in vogue. Gael is the most fashionable name for newborns in this list.

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

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

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Gayle is alike in pronunciation to Gal, Gall, Gil and Gill. Other suggested similar baby names are Bale, Cable, Caile, Cale, Cayle, Coyle, Daile, Dale, Dalle, Daryle, Dayle, Doyle, Eagle, Earle, Eryle, Fadle, Gabe, Gabie, Gable, Gage, Gaige, Gaine, Galen, Gallo, Galo, Galt, Gamble, Garlen, Garve, Gauge, Gay, Gaylen, Gayler, Gaylin, Gaylon, Gaylor, Gayne, Gayner, Gaynes, Graye, Gwayne, Gyles, Hale, Halle, Hayle, Kaile, Kale, Karle, Kayle, Kyle, Ladle, Lale, Lyle, Nagle, Pavle, Royle, Sable, Vaile, Vale, Yale, Zale and Zayle. These names tend to be less frequently used than Gayle.