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Gail is a shortened form of the name Abigail. It was a favorite in the mid-twentieth century. There are lots of different spellings of this name. The name was most popular in the 1950s.

Meaning of the name Gail

My father rejoices

Origin of the name Gail


Symbolism of the name Gail

Gail is a strong woman and enjoys being independent. She desires love and knowledge, wealth and wisdom. She is not patient, but only because she feels the pressure of having a lot she wants to accomplish and only one lifetime to do it. Gail is a free spirit who wants to establish her identity and portray a sense of action.

Style of the name Gail


Gender of the name Gail

Gail is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Gail


Number of syllables in the name Gail


Emotion evoked from the name Gail

Gail likes to be cooperative. She is also always searching for her other half, the person who will compliment her in life. She is a peacemaker and enjoys keeping harmony and balance in her life, sharing it with those around her. She is also sensitive and intuitive.

Alternative spellings for the name Gail

Nicknames for the name Gail

  • Gigi
  • Lala

Popularity of the name Gail

Gail came on to the popularity charts around 1900 and was popular from the beginning. The popularity steadily rose until 1904 and then started to decline through 1911. In 1912, it started to go back up. The name really started to climb around 1930 and peaked from 1938 through 1957. Then it gradually started to decline through 1985 when it dropped off the charts.

Related names for the name Gail

  • Sandy
  • Edeline
  • Diane
  • Adalie
  • Maris
  • Carol 
  • Hilary

Great middle names for Gail and their meanings

Famous people with the name Gail

  • Gail Simmons (Canadian TV chef)
  • Gail Devers (Olympic gold medalist in track and field)
  • Gail Carson Levine (American fantasy novelist)
  • Gail Kim (Canadian professional wrestler)
  • Gail Russell (American actress)
  • Gail Kobe (American actress)
  • Gail Godwin (American writer)
  • Gail Simone (American comic book writer)
  • Gail Sheehy (American author and journalist)

Gails in popular culture

  • Gail (character in Dino Crisis)
  • Gail Leery (character in Dawson’s Creek)
  • Gail Platt (character in Coronation Street)
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