Infographic of Gail name meaning, which is A diminutive form of Abigail, meaning, literally, “the father is rejoicing.” See also under Abigail.
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Gail Name Popularity

How popular is the name Gail? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 0 0%
1911 0 0%
1912 656 24 0.0048%
1913 680 27 0.0048%
1914 593 52 0.0075%
1915 640 66 0.0073%
1916 454 154 0.0159%
1917 444 167 0.0167%
1918 477 155 0.0144%
1919 492 142 0.0136%
1920 540 132 0.0119%
1921 486 160 0.014%
1922 643 86 0.0077%
1923 616 100 0.0089%
1924 557 128 0.011%
1925 576 114 0.0101%
1926 513 144 0.0131%
1927 565 113 0.0102%
1928 517 133 0.0124%
1929 502 134 0.0129%
1930 490 142 0.0136%
1931 432 183 0.0185%
1932 335 317 0.0321%
1933 261 506 0.0543%
1934 164 1,154 0.1194%
1935 127 1,784 0.1836%
1936 102 2,328 0.2417%
1937 99 2,619 0.2658%
1938 77 3,208 0.3134%
1939 73 3,348 0.3291%
1940 65 3,617 0.3403%
1941 68 3,599 0.3198%
1942 60 4,437 0.3514%
1943 55 4,802 0.3678%
1944 56 4,523 0.3649%
1945 52 4,822 0.3954%
1946 49 6,224 0.4218%
1947 49 7,240 0.4337%
1948 51 6,604 0.4137%
1949 51 7,224 0.4491%
1950 42 8,348 0.5185%
1951 36 9,885 0.583%
1952 39 9,768 0.5596%
1953 39 9,577 0.5411%
1954 37 9,723 0.5319%
1955 42 8,967 0.4875%
1956 49 8,438 0.4468%
1957 54 7,941 0.4127%
1958 72 6,609 0.3497%
1959 75 6,353 0.3344%
1960 90 5,415 0.2858%
1961 94 4,972 0.2634%
1962 103 4,378 0.2385%
1963 105 4,105 0.2287%
1964 125 3,440 0.1954%
1965 134 2,851 0.1743%
1966 151 2,296 0.1471%
1967 161 2,008 0.1323%
1968 179 1,794 0.1195%
1969 200 1,545 0.1003%
1970 217 1,413 0.0888%
1971 251 1,158 0.0771%
1972 262 970 0.0712%
1973 310 713 0.055%
1974 341 598 0.046%
1975 370 520 0.0405%
1976 429 426 0.0331%
1977 493 337 0.025%
1978 505 339 0.0252%
1979 551 291 0.0206%
1980 597 261 0.0179%
1981 623 239 0.0163%
1982 594 254 0.017%
1983 681 198 0.0134%
1984 704 184 0.0124%
1985 845 135 0.0089%
1986 989 102 0.0068%
1987 1,016 101 0.0066%
1988 1,162 80 0.0051%
1989 1,250 76 0.0047%
1990 1,337 71 0.0043%
1991 1,407 64 0.0039%
1992 1,891 33 0.0021%
1993 2,220 21 0.0013%
1994 2,118 23 0.0015%
1995 3,038 8 0.0005%
1996 1,977 28 0.0019%
1997 2,174 22 0.0015%
1998 2,375 18 0.0012%
1999 3,253 6 0.0004%
2000 3,224 7 0.0005%
2001 0 0%
2002 2,977 10 0.0007%
2003 4,025 5 0.0003%
2004 2,899 12 0.0008%
2005 3,391 7 0.0005%
2006 0 0%
2007 0 0%
2008 0 0%
2009 0 0%
2010 0 0%
2011 0 0%
2012 0 0%
2013 0 0%
2014 0 0%
2015 0 0%
2016 3,658 5 0.0003%
2017 0 0%
2018 0 0%
2019 0 0%

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Names Like Gail

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What names are variants of Gail?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Gail.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Gael

A Celt

Gaelic

Gahl

Father of exaltation

Hebrew

Gaila

Father of exaltation

Hebrew

Gaile

Father of exaltation

Hebrew

Gaill

Father of exaltation

Hebrew

Gal

Father of exaltation

Hebrew

Gale

Father of exaltation

Hebrew

Galia

Father of exaltation; the Lord has redeemed

Hebrew

#2,516 (0.001%)  
Gayel

Father of exaltation

Hebrew

Gayelle

Father of exaltation

Hebrew

Gayla

Father of exaltation

Hebrew

Gayle

English

Gayleen

Father of exaltation

Hebrew

Gaylene

Father of exaltation

Hebrew

Gayline

Father of exaltation

Hebrew

Gayll

Father of exaltation

Hebrew

Gaylla

Father of exaltation

Hebrew

Gaylle

Father of exaltation

Hebrew


What names sound like Gail?

If you like how Gail sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Gail.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Caila

Slim and fair

Irish

Cal

Lovely one; beautiful flower

Greek

Gala

Merrymaking, festivity

French

#2,202 (0.0016%)  
Galla

Merrymaking, festivity; gaul

Latin

Geila

Joy

Hebrew

Gila

Joy

Hebrew

#3,404 (0.0004%)  
Gill

Bright promise; youthful

Latin

Kaila

The laurel crown; style

Hebrew

#1,348 (0.0063%)  
Kaili

Slender

Gaelic

#3,328 (0.0004%)  

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