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What does Vail mean?

Vail Pronunciation of Vail [vail] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Vail is "valley". Place name. Name of a famous ski resort in Colorado.

Associated with: old english, valley, famous.


Vail has 5 variants: Bail, Bale, Vaile, Vaill and Vale.

Creative forms:
(male) Vanil, Vauil, ..

(female) Vaie, Valey, ..

Middle name pairings:
Vail Lucian (V.L.), ..

How popular is Vail?

Vail is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#3270 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Vail has not been recorded in the Top 2000 so far. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Vail name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Vail is alike in pronunciation to Val. Other suggested similar names are Adil, Akil, Amil, Axil, Basil, Bazil, Danil, Egil, Emil, Fadil, Fazil, Gail, Galil, Gil, Hamil, Jalil, Jamil, Kahil, Kail, Kalil, Kamil, Nabil, Neil, Phil, Sahil, Sail, Savil, Trail, Vali, Van, Vane, Vann, Vasile, Vasili, Vasily, Vaso, Vic, Vin and Wil. These names tend to be more frequently used than Vail.

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