Gail

Gail - A very unique female name



  Dec 12,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Gail, meaning my father rejoices, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1912 on position #666. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Gail and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Gail? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Gail. The baby girl name Gail was given to 7 baby girls in 2005, ranking #4268 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 218,245 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Gail peaked in popularity 66 years ago in 1951 on position 36.



Famous with this name

Max Gail
Gail Strickland
Gail O'Grady


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Gail is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Gail is currently topping the baby name charts in New York at position #1,728 - and is the least popular in New York at position #1,728.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Gail is where you live.


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Gail origin and meaning

Gail is a 4 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means my father rejoices. To see famous people named Gail, pop culture references for the name Gail and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Gail

We've found the following names that sound similar to Gail, sorted by popularity.

Gayle / Giselle / Gale / Gayla / Gisselle / Galilea / Gisele / Gisela / Gissel / Gizelle /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20054268
20043584
20034947
20023622
20003920
19994033
19982607
19972337
19962095
19953394
19942265
19932365
19921957
19911435
19901354
19891274
19881185
19871035
19861005
1985857
1984710
1983687
1982595
1981614
1980597
1979553
1978506
1977494
1976430
1975371
1974342
1973311
1972263
1971253
1970218
1969201
1968179
1967161
1966151
1965134
1964125
1963105
1962103
196194
196090
195975
195872
195754
195649
195542
195437
195339
195239
195136
195042
194951
194851
194749
194649
194552
194455
194355
194260
194168
194065
193973
193877
193799
1936102
1935127
1934163
1933262
1932337
1931437
1930497
1929510
1928524
1927573
1926520
1925582
1924562
1923623
1922651
1921489
1920543
1919497
1918480
1917446
1916456
1915649
1914599
1913686
1912666

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
New York1728

Even more about Gail


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Gail a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Gail?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1951
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Gail
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 218,245
Letter count 4
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1912
2005 births +7

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