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Gail Meaning


What does Gail mean?

The name Gail is of Hebrew origin.

The meaning of Gail is "my father is joyful".

Gail is used as both a boys and girls name.

It consists of 4 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Ga-al.

The Given Name Gail

Gail is a diminutive of Abigail. See Abigail for further details.

Gail is a name with class.

Sweet yet enchanting, the name is a great blend of character and flair.

Gail is also great as a middle name.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Gail Goodrich.

Gail Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 6,577 in baby name popularity for girls with 18 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 8,417 in baby name popularity for girls with 13 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

The trend's your friend. See how Gail has changed in popularity since 1880 by visiting the Gail Name Popularity Page.

Gail Related Names

Gail is a diminutive of Abigail.

Variants of the name Gail include Gaila, Gaile, Gayla, Gayle.

Famous Gails

  • Gail ~ 1 hurricane
  • Gail Goodrich ~ Basketball Player

Gail Numerology

Want to know how your name choice may effect your child?

Then take a look at the Numerological Report For Gail.

It may give you some insight about your new baby.

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Gail Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Gail in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Gail.

Just for fun, see the name Gail in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Gail in Nautical Flags page.