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in the U.S.
since 1880


Gender: Girl. Ranked #344 most popular

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What does the name "Gail" mean?

Gail (English): Joy of the Father

The name "Gail" is of English origin and it means "Joy of the Father". It's a name commonly given to girls. There are 7 other names that are similar to this one.

G is for gem, the jewel you are.

A is for advantage, for you are blessed with many.

I is for ideals, no higher!

L is for luster, your shine.

Your name in reverse order is "Liag". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Liag". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

How popular is the name "Gail" in the U.S.?


Want to know about the populiarty of Gail? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 210,495 babies born with the name Gail in the United States. That's more than enough Gails to occupy the country of Samoa with an estimated population of 186,340 (as of November 7, 2011). The name first appeared in the year 1881 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Gail" was in 1951 with a total of 9,882 babies. (That's a lot of baby Gails)

According to the 1936 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Gail" is not a popular baby boy's name in Missouri. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Missouri have the same name as you in 1936. Across the entire United States a total of 2,564 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

Where is the name Gail popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Gail in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the gulf coast area? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Gail

Gail Kim

Gail Kim is a professional wrestler. Gail was born in 1976 as Gail Kim in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


Gail Porter

Gail Porter is a tv presenter. Gail was born in 1971 in Edinburgh, Scotland.


Gail O'Grady

Gail O'Grady is an actress with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1986 to present. Gail was born in 1963 as Gail Ann O'Grady in Detroit, Michigan, U.S.


Gail Russell

Gail Russell is an actress with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1943 to 1961. Gail was born in 1924 as Elizabeth L. Russell in Chicago, Illinois, USA.


Gail Devers

Gail Devers is a sportsperson. Gail was born in 1966 in Seattle, Washington, U.S.


Gail Fisher

Gail Fisher is an actress with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1959 to 1990. Gail was born in 1935 in Orange, New Jersey, U.S.


Past life for Gail born Jul 2, 1957

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Quebeck approximately on 1075. Your profession was digger and undertaker.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. You are bound to solve problems regarding pollution of environment, recycling, misuse of raw materials, elimination of radioactivity by all means including psychological methods.

Here's something for you to ponder on...

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