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Gayle Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Gayle?

In 2018 the rare name Gayle, ranked the 12,833rd Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

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

Its highest popularity ranking of #124 was reached in 1951 with 2,825 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Gayle in any given year was less than 5, most recently in 2015.

Approximately during the years 1908-1917, 1926-1935, and 1937-1947, the name Gayle took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1959-1975, 1980-1986, 1987-1990, 1991-1995, and 1996-2000.

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

For a number of years, the name Gayle has been spiralling downward in popularity. In recent years however, the number of babies given the name Gayle has risen.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Gayle?

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

The name Gayle is mostly unused but has recently started to rise upward in popularity.

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

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   Gayle (Girl)Gayle (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 7 12,833 < 5 --
2017 11 9,499 < 5 --
2016 9 11,145 < 5 --
2015 < 5 -- < 5 --
2014 7 13,521 < 5 --
2013 < 5 -- < 5 --
2012 5 17,751 < 5 --
2011 6 15,461 < 5 --
2010 7 13,949 < 5 --
2009 11 10,202 < 5 --
2008 15 8,252 < 5 --
2007 7 14,411 < 5 --
2006 9 11,766 < 5 --
2005 9 11,203 < 5 --
2004 8 11,984 < 5 --
2003 10 9,915 < 5 --
2002 11 9,052 < 5 --
2001 30 4,131 < 5 --
2000 20 5,548 < 5 --
1999 18 5,742 < 5 --
1998 29 3,956 < 5 --
1997 31 3,653 < 5 --
1996 45 2,731 < 5 --
1995 30 3,614 < 5 --
1994 36 3,179 < 5 --
1993 42 2,845 < 5 --
1992 43 2,793 < 5 --
1991 48 2,569 < 5 --
1990 47 2,535 < 5 --
1989 71 1,856 7 6,457
1988 70 1,789 < 5 --
1987 79 1,583 < 5 --
1986 83 1,496 9 4,595
1985 97 1,351 11 3,889
1984 104 1,240 7 5,159
1983 112 1,172 < 5 --
1982 149 989 < 5 --
1981 146 999 10 3,941
1980 145 1,006 < 5 --
1979 158 934 9 4,181
1978 174 850 < 5 --
1977 170 863 16 2,701
1976 193 752 11 3,346
1975 184 769 9 3,752
1974 263 601 9 3,651
1973 263 599 17 2,346
1972 322 528 16 2,362
1971 446 457 15 2,487
1970 535 418 17 2,235
1969 619 373 20 1,884
1968 652 347 15 2,138
1967 695 332 15 2,070
1966 776 318 36 1,270
1965 955 281 42 1,169
1964 1,107 271 25 1,595
1963 1,108 270 20 1,806
1962 1,266 250 33 1,371
1961 1,446 229 41 1,240
1960 1,492 220 40 1,245
1959 1,828 195 59 1,006
1958 1,945 186 64 953
1957 2,191 173 57 1,005
1956 2,288 163 64 937
1955 2,483 146 77 838
1954 2,497 147 72 867
1953 2,667 136 95 736
1952 2,635 135 101 696
1951 2,825 124 103 690
1950 2,368 133 97 697
1949 2,293 137 118 630
1948 2,066 141 126 605
1947 2,485 127 134 586
1946 1,926 141 146 530
1945 1,491 156 122 540
1944 1,233 173 135 525
1943 1,423 168 131 547
1942 1,188 184 102 627
1941 1,007 187 132 515
1940 1,085 177 139 496
1939 843 206 124 509
1938 803 212 149 476
1937 720 224 145 466
1936 717 228 180 408
1935 704 237 151 462
1934 476 282 169 433
1933 239 415 125 503
1932 224 442 114 553
1931 167 499 94 614
1930 139 580 89 658
1929 108 673 82 681
1928 119 646 84 691
1927 96 732 87 698
1926 98 733 68 796
1925 100 737 78 741
1924 108 716 78 755
1923 87 782 67 823
1922 102 720 58 918
1921 106 712 57 931
1920 102 719 57 917
1919 113 657 41 1,068
1918 125 637 58 875
1917 127 606 57 850
1916 107 659 59 803
1915 84 725 42 969
1914 55 781 28 1,082
1913 39 846 21 1,124
1912 35 850 19 1,071
1911 16 1,137 6 1,612
1910 15 1,182 5 1,682
1909 18 976 < 5 --
1908 6 1,945 9 980
1907 20 854 < 5 --
1906 12 1,120 5 1,309
1905 20 832 < 5 --
1904 9 1,305 6 1,122
1903 < 5 -- < 5 --
1902 18 829 < 5 --
1901 9 1,169 < 5 --
1900 9 1,358 7 1,091
1899 12 945 < 5 --
1898 10 1,133 7 922
1897 11 1,004 < 5 --
1896 9 1,161 < 5 --
1895 6 1,483 < 5 --
1894 8 1,177 < 5 --
1893 5 1,510 < 5 --
1892 < 5 -- < 5 --
1891 9 965 < 5 --
1890 < 5 -- < 5 --
1889 < 5 -- < 5 --
1888 < 5 -- < 5 --
1887 < 5 -- < 5 --
1886 < 5 -- < 5 --
1885 < 5 -- < 5 --
1884 < 5 -- < 5 --
1883 < 5 -- < 5 --
1882 < 5 -- < 5 --
1881 < 5 -- < 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.