What does Gayle mean?
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.
Associated with: cheerful (happy).
(male) Galle, Gaule, ..
(female) Gayli, Gaylia, ..
How popular is Gayle?
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 1890-1899 and reached its apex position of #498 in the U.S. during the years 1930-1939, but is not in the list currently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)
Gael (#213 last year), Gail and Gale are the prominent related forms of Gayle. These forms of Gayle were popular as baby names 2 years ago (usage of 0.15%) and are somewhat less common today (usage 0.09%, 35% less), with versions like Gayle going out of style.
Gayle▼ is alike in pronunciation to Gal, Gall, Gil and Gill. Other suggested similar 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.