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Gayle (boy)

What does Gayle mean?

Gayle Pronunciation of Gayle 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).


ASSOCIATED WITH cheerful (happy)


VARIANTS Gaile, Gail, Gaelle, Gaell, Gael


(male) Galle, ..

(female) Gayli, ..

Gayle Riley (G.R.), ..

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)

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, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Gael (#132 LAST YEAR), Gail and Gale are the prominent related forms of Gayle. These forms of Gayle were popular as baby names in 2018 (USAGE OF 0.16%), except for versions like Gail which have fallen out of style. Gael is the most fashionable name for newborns in this list.

Top 2000 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.

Similar Names

Gayle is alike in pronunciation to Gal, Gall, Gil and Gill. Other suggested similar-sounding 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.

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