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Gayle meaning and name origin
Gayle \ga(y)-le\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Gayle), has the meaning "foreigner; cheerful, happy" and is a variant of Gale (Irish, Gaelic, Old English): football player Gale Sayers.
Gayle has 5 variant forms: Gael, Gaell, Gaelle, Gail, Gaile.
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.
Popularity of Gayle
Gayle is a somewhat popular first name for males (#1130 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#4902 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
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