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Gender: male/female
Pronunciation: gayl
Meaning: lively, father in rejoicing, joy of my father, joyful
Related Names: Abigail, Gael, Gahl, Gaila, Gaile, Gaill, Gal, Gale, Galia, Gay, Gayel, Gayelle, Gayla, Gayle, Gayleen, Gaylene, Gayline, Gayll, Gaylla, Gaylle

Length: 4 Gender: {{#if male/female

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Rank in 2000s: 0 0

Name: gail Origin: English,,, Irish,,, Hebrew,, Meaning (no case): lively, father in rejoicing, joy of my father, joyful




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ORIGIN AND HISTORY

The girl’s name Gail comes from the name Abigail, meaning "Exalted father." [1] Gael is also a term for the descendents of the ancient Celts, particularly in Ireland, Scotland, and the Isle of Man. [1]

POPULARITY

Today the name Gail is a rare first name for boys. However, according the the Social Security Administration, it ranked in the top 1000 names for boys from 1900 to 1959, and again in 1961 and 1962. As a girl’s name, Gail ranked in the top 1000 names every year from 1900 through 1986 except for 1905. It fell among the top 100 names for girls from 1937 through 1961.

As a boy’s name:

  • 1962: Rank = 932
  • 1961: Rank = 889
  • 1960: Rank = ---
  • 1959: Rank = 747
  • 1958: Rank = 788
  • 1957: Rank = 740
  • 1956: Rank = 699
  • 1955: Rank = 683
  • 1950: Rank = 508
  • 1945: Rank = 461
  • 1940: Rank = 424
  • 1935: Rank = 395
  • 1930: Rank = 485
  • 1925: Rank = 448
  • 1920: Rank = 467
  • 1910: Rank = 573
  • 1905: Rank = 955
  • 1900: Rank = 934 [1]

As a girl's name:

  • 1986: Rank = 998
  • 1985: Rank = 836
  • 1984: Rank = 702
  • 1983: Rank = 627
  • 1982: Rank = 592
  • 1981: Rank = 625
  • 1980: Rank = 609
  • 1975: Rank = 370
  • 1970: Rank = 221
  • 1965: Rank = 134
  • 1960: Rank = 90
  • 1955: Rank = 42
  • 1950: Rank = 42
  • 1945: Rank = 52
  • 1940: Rank = 65
  • 1935: Rank = 127
  • 1930: Rank = 477
  • 1925: Rank = 563
  • 1920: Rank = 526
  • 1915: Rank = 551
  • 1910: Rank = 742
  • 1905: Rank = ---
  • 1900: Rank = 680 [1]

FACTS

  • Gail is an unincorporated town in Borden County, Texas [1]
  • Gail Lake Township is located in Crow Wing County, Minnesota. The population at the 2000 census was 92. [1]
  • The Gail River in Austria flows from west to east in southern Austria.
  • GAIL (Gas Authority of India Limited) is India’s largest natural gas transportation company.

NAMESAKES

  • Gail Baldwin - fictional character on the television soap opera General Hospital
  • Gail Green – fictional character on the television drama Jericho
  • Gail Stanwyk – character in the film Fletch

FAMOUS PERSONS

  • Gail Davis (1925-1997) - American television actress; original name: Betty Jeanne Grayson
  • Gail Matthius (B. 1953) - comedienne and cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1980-1981
  • Gail O'Grady (b. 1963) – American actress
  • Gail Russell (1924 - 1961) - American actress
  • Gail Godwin (b. 1937) - American novelist
  • Gail Kubik (1914-1984)- 1952 Pulitzer Prize winner for Music Composition
  • Gail Devers (b. 1966) – American athlete and 1992 and 1996 Olympic track and field gold medal winner for the 100 Meter Sprint
  • Gail Neal (b. 1955) – Australian athlete and 1972 Olympic gold medal winner in the 400 Meter Individual Medley in swimming



NOTES


OTHER GAIL'S

Gail Carson, Gail Smith, Gail Johnson, Gail Williams, Gail Jones, Gail Brown, Gail Davis, Gail Miller, Gail Wilson, Gail Moore, Gail Taylor, Gail A-sutton-borkon, Gail Aaby, Gail Aagaard, Gail Aaland, Gail Aanestad, Gail Aanonsen, Gail Aaron, Gail Aarstol, Gail Abadie, Gail Aballo, Gail Abanathie, Gail Abaray, Gail Abare, Gail Abbas, Gail Abbassian, Gail Abberger, Gail Abdou, Gail Abilovitz, Gail Adamopoulos, Gail Lacy, Gail Lang, Gail A-susan, Gail Aadland, Gail Aalberts, Gail Aalund, Gail Aamodt, Gail Aamold, Gail Aanstad, Gail Aaronson, Gail Aasen, Gail Aasheim, Gail Aaskov, Gail Abanavas, Gail Abanira, Gail Abate, Gail Abatecola, Gail Abati, Gail Abayon, Gail Abbale, More results

Author: Samantha Bell

Facts about GailRDF feed
Gender male/female  +
Length 4  +
Meaning lively, father in rejoicing, joy of my father, joyful  +
Meaningnc lively, father in rejoicing, joy of my father, joyful  +
Name gail  +
Origin English  +, Irish  +, and Hebrew  +
Popularity 0  +
Pronunciation gayl  +
Rank in 2000s 0  +
Related Abigail  +, Gael  +, Gahl  +, Gaila  +, Gaile  +, Gaill  +, Gal  +, Gale  +, Galia  +, Gay  +, Gayel  +, Gayelle  +, Gayla  +, Gayle  +, Gayleen  +, Gaylene  +, Gayline  +, Gayll  +, Gaylla  +, and Gaylle  +
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