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210k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Gail

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Joy of the Father
  • #344 All Time
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Boys
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66k Gayle (English)

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



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
1881550
18821587
1883880
1884880
188517170
188618126
1887990
188822157
188925196
189020200
189136297
1892322111
1893443113
1894322210
1895453213
189645369
189738326
1898433211
189940328
190037289
1901372512
1902372611
1903483117
1904483612
190522148
1906463412
1907543519
1908433013
1909423210
1910583325
1911553223
1912935340
19131195861
191419010288
1915279136143
1916347196151
1917375217158
1918376206170
1919360184176
1920352181171
1921381204177
1922317142175
1923362154208
1924337165172
1925342163179
1926395206189
1927309186123
1928350174176
1929317171146
1930348197151
1931374239135
1932510354156
1933712541171
19341,3911,179212
19351,9921,798194
19362,5642,344220
19372,8502,632218#99 girl name
19383,4093,216193#77 girl name
19393,5693,352217#73 girl name
19403,8123,622190#65 girl name
19413,8073,608199#68 girl name
19424,6724,445227#60 girl name
19435,0224,810212#55 girl name
19444,7204,525195#56 girl name
19454,9984,831167#52 girl name
19466,4376,228209#49 girl name
19477,4447,239205#49 girl name
19486,8046,602202#51 girl name
19497,4407,230210#51 girl name
19508,5218,348173#42 girl name
195110,0619,882179#36 girl name
19529,9389,770168#39 girl name
19539,7329,577155#39 girl name
19549,8269,718108#37 girl name
19559,0848,969115#42 girl name
19568,5548,442112#49 girl name
19578,0407,937103#54 girl name
19586,7006,61189#72 girl name
19596,4566,352104#75 girl name
19605,4775,41958#90 girl name
19615,0464,97274#94 girl name
19624,4454,37966
19634,1574,10552
19643,4873,44839
19652,8972,85938
19662,3382,29939
19672,0602,02337
19681,8331,80132
19691,5991,56237
19701,4501,42624
19711,2231,18439
19721,02398934
197377674630
197465563025
197558756126
197649547520
197740639214
197840439311
197936435113
19803083026
198130829117
19823123066
19832812756
19842422375
19851941940
19861591545
19871521448
19881421366
19891371316
19901281280
19911171170
199293930
199377770
199465650
199554540
199664640
199758580
199857570
199941410
200037370
200128280
200229290
200337370
200445450
200524240
200621210
200723230
200818180
200919190
201015150
201114140
201221210
201323230
201413130

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 1943 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Gail" ranks #21 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Connecticut. Imagine that, 175 babies in Connecticut have the same name as you in 1943. Across the entire United States a total of 5,022 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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 grace, an admirable trait!

A is for absolute, for you know your mind.

I is for ignite, the fire in you!

L is for love, your love of life!

Your name in reverse order is "Liag". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Igal". 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.

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 south? 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.

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Gail Porter

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

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Gail O'Grady

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

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Gail Russell

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

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Gail Devers

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

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Gail Fisher

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

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Past life for Gail born Jan 25, 1977

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 Scotland approximately on 1800. Your profession was seaman, dealer, businessman, and broker.

Your psychological profile shows you had a natural talent of psychologist and knew how to use the opportunities. Cold-blooded and calm in any situation. The timid, lonely and self-confident people are everywhere, and your problem - to overcome these tendencies in yourself and then to help other people.

Name poster for Gail

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