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Gayle certainly strikes many as an old-fashioned name. Like many old-fashioned names, though, there is a reason why the name Gayle has managed to stand the test of time. Read on to learn more about this name.

Meaning of the name Gayle:

English: my father is joy

Origin of the name Gayle:

Gayle is a name of English origins that comes from the Hebrew name Abigail, which means “my father is joy”.

Symbolism of the name Gayle:

Gayle tends to symbolize a certain affinity for the past, as well as a level of joy at the birth of a daughter.

Style of the name Gayle:

Classic

Gender of the name Gayle:

Gayle is almost exclusively given as a name to baby girls.

Pronunciation of the name Gayle:

GAYEL

Number of syllables in the name Gayle:

1

Emotion evoked from the name Gayle:

Gayle tends to evoke nostalgic emotions as well as genuinely happy emotions.

Alternative spellings for the name Gayle:

Nicknames for the name Gayle:

Popularity of the name Gayle:

According to the Social Security Administration, this name last ranked as one of the one thousand most popular baby names in the United States in 1982 as the 990th most popular name for baby girls. Gayle peaked in popularity in 1951 as the 124th most popular name for baby girls.

Related names for the name Gayle:

Great middle names for Gayle and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Gayle:

  • Gayle King (American TV personality)
  • Gayle Rankin (American actress)

Gayles in popular culture:

  • Gayle Genarro (character from Bob's Burgers)
  • Gayle (character from the film Spring Breakdown)