What does Gayle mean?
Gayle \ga(y)-le\ as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Gayle) is of Irish, Gaelic and Old English origin, and the meaning of the name Gayle is "foreigner; cheerful, happy". Gayle is a derivative of Gale (Irish, Gaelic, Old English).
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 popularity 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 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Gael (#213 last year), Gail and Gale are the prominent related forms of Gayle. These boy names were at the height of their popularity during the years 1930-1939 (usage of 0.389%) and are now much less popular (usage 0.1968%, down 49.4%), with the versions Gale, Gail and Gayle becoming less in vogue. Gael (#213) is the most fashionable name for newborns in this list. Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of Gayle and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Gayle▼ is alike in pronunciation to Gal and Gall. Other suggested similar baby names are Cayle, Dayle, Gable, Gallo, Galo, Gaylen, Gayler, Gayne, Hayle, Kayle and Zayle. These names tend to be less frequently used than Gayle.