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Gail Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Gail?

In 2018 the rare name Gail, ranked the 6,577th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

This once, top 1000 name, Gail is currently less popular.

It reached its highest popularity ranking of #36 in 1951 with 9,884 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Gail in any given year was less than 5, most recently in 1880.

Approximately during the years 1887-1891, 1901-1904, 1909-1917, and 1928-1951, the name Gail took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1957-1980, 1982-1986, 1989-1995, and 1996-2001.

Sometimes the name Gail has been more popular as a girls name and sometimes it has been more popular as a boys.

Gail's popularity has been spiralling downward for some time. In recent years, continuing the trend, the number of babies given the name Gail has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Gail?

Currently, the name is at an extremely low point when compared to its most popular year.

The name Gail is mostly unused and will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

Relative to what it once was, Gail has fallen out of favor as a given name.

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   Gail (Girl)Gail (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 18 6,577 < 5 --
2017 13 8,417 < 5 --
2016 20 6,244 < 5 --
2015 15 7,735 < 5 --
2014 13 8,622 < 5 --
2013 23 5,708 < 5 --
2012 21 6,179 < 5 --
2011 14 8,331 < 5 --
2010 15 8,021 < 5 --
2009 19 6,890 < 5 --
2008 18 7,173 < 5 --
2007 23 5,954 < 5 --
2006 21 6,203 < 5 --
2005 24 5,324 < 5 --
2004 46 3,285 < 5 --
2003 37 3,755 < 5 --
2002 29 4,313 < 5 --
2001 28 4,356 < 5 --
2000 37 3,543 < 5 --
1999 41 3,156 < 5 --
1998 57 2,436 < 5 --
1997 58 2,315 < 5 --
1996 63 2,159 < 5 --
1995 54 2,399 < 5 --
1994 65 2,110 < 5 --
1993 77 1,858 < 5 --
1992 93 1,635 < 5 --
1991 117 1,378 < 5 --
1990 128 1,275 < 5 --
1989 131 1,227 6 7,294
1988 136 1,130 6 6,694
1987 144 1,065 8 5,115
1986 154 1,003 5 7,083
1985 194 837 < 5 --
1984 237 702 5 6,654
1983 275 627 6 5,723
1982 306 592 6 5,889
1981 290 625 17 2,710
1980 302 608 6 5,765
1979 351 536 13 3,225
1978 393 494 11 3,477
1977 392 486 14 2,955
1976 475 426 20 2,268
1975 561 370 26 1,849
1974 628 346 25 1,851
1973 746 313 30 1,595
1972 987 267 34 1,463
1971 1,184 249 39 1,359
1970 1,425 221 24 1,818
1969 1,562 202 37 1,308
1968 1,802 180 32 1,371
1967 2,022 163 37 1,237
1966 2,301 152 39 1,204
1965 2,858 134 38 1,246
1964 3,447 125 39 1,246
1963 4,105 105 52 1,062
1962 4,379 103 66 933
1961 4,973 94 74 893
1960 5,419 90 58 1,012
1959 6,354 75 104 748
1958 6,606 72 89 791
1957 7,944 54 103 741
1956 8,438 49 112 699
1955 8,967 42 115 683
1954 9,724 37 108 695
1953 9,586 39 155 576
1952 9,765 39 167 543
1951 9,884 36 180 506
1950 8,348 42 173 510
1949 7,226 51 210 457
1948 6,604 51 202 471
1947 7,240 49 205 469
1946 6,228 49 209 439
1945 4,831 52 167 459
1944 4,526 56 195 437
1943 4,810 55 213 425
1942 4,444 60 227 404
1941 3,608 68 199 414
1940 3,621 65 190 424
1939 3,353 73 217 384
1938 3,216 77 193 409
1937 2,634 99 218 370
1936 2,342 101 220 367
1935 1,799 127 194 393
1934 1,178 164 212 373
1933 541 263 171 416
1932 354 337 156 456
1931 239 415 135 494
1930 198 476 151 484
1929 171 519 147 483
1928 174 527 176 455
1927 186 515 122 560
1926 206 486 189 439
1925 163 563 179 449
1924 165 568 172 470
1923 154 582 208 417
1922 142 610 175 467
1921 204 483 177 462
1920 181 525 171 466
1919 184 494 176 445
1918 206 465 170 455
1917 217 436 158 450
1916 196 457 151 462
1915 135 552 143 459
1914 102 554 88 525
1913 58 683 61 555
1912 53 691 40 673
1911 32 769 23 657
1910 33 743 25 572
1909 32 713 10 974
1908 30 717 13 762
1907 35 634 19 568
1906 34 616 12 722
1905 14 1,030 8 955
1904 36 565 12 702
1903 31 591 17 532
1902 26 657 11 707
1901 25 638 12 616
1900 28 680 9 933
1899 32 528 8 811
1898 32 575 11 677
1897 32 524 6 991
1896 36 493 9 794
1895 32 524 13 586
1894 22 632 10 690
1893 31 493 13 552
1892 21 625 11 655
1891 29 478 7 800
1890 20 588 < 5 --
1889 19 592 6 916
1888 15 673 7 860
1887 9 814 < 5 --
1886 12 672 6 890
1885 17 528 < 5 --
1884 8 815 < 5 --
1883 8 722 < 5 --
1882 8 707 7 789
1881 5 869 < 5 --
1880 < 5 -- < 5 --

United States name popularity data is provided by the Social Security Administration and is based on Social Security card applications.

Data for a given year is not made available until well into the next year.

Data reflects what was recorded and has not been edited for errors, so for example the gender associated with a name may be incorrect.

The more babies that are given a particular name, the higher the popularity ranking. If multiple names have the same usage, the tie is broken by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. Therefore in the case of names with fewer occurrences, names with the same number of occurrences may have vastly different rankings because they will be interranked alphabetically.

To safeguard privacy, the SSA does not include names with less than 5 occurrences.

Please note, we update the data each May when the SSA releases new figures. All data changes at that time, including previous years, which will change minutely based on new information.