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Gale Meaning


What does Gale mean?

The name Gale is of Hebrew origin.

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

Gale is used as both a boys and girls name.

It consists of 4 letters and 1 syllable and is pronounced Gale.

The Given Name Gale

Gale is a diminutive of Galen. See Galen for further details.

Gale appeals to parents who seek a name with genuine depth.

A wonderfully distinctive name.

Gale has no variant spellings.

Gale falls into the name categories water, weather.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Gale Sayers, and Gale Sondergaard.

Gale Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, less than 5 girls were given the name. It ranked 6,100 in baby name popularity for boys with 14 occurrences.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 16,652 in baby name popularity for girls with 5 occurrences. It ranked 7,743 in baby name popularity for boys with 10 occurrences.

View the Gale Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Gale has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Gale to other names.

Gale Related Names

Gale is a diminutive of Galen.

Famous Gales

  • Gale Sayers ~ Football Player
  • Gale Sondergaard ~ Actress

Gale Numerology

What will your new littleGale be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

Numerology may give you some insight.

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Gale Name Fun

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

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Gale.

Just for fun, see the name Gale 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 Gale in Nautical Flags page.