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66k
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since 1880

Gayle

  • Gender: Neutral
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Joy of the Father
  • #825 All Time
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210k Gail (English)

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1891 9 9 0
1893 5 5 0
1894 8 8 0
1895 6 6 0
1896 9 9 0
1897 11 11 0
1898 17 10 7
1899 12 12 0
1900 16 9 7
1901 9 9 0
1902 18 18 0
1904 15 9 6
1905 20 20 0
1906 17 12 5
1907 20 20 0
1908 15 6 9
1909 18 18 0
1910 20 15 5
1911 22 16 6
1912 54 35 19
1913 60 39 21
1914 83 55 28
1915 126 84 42
1916 166 107 59
1917 184 127 57
1918 183 125 58
1919 154 113 41
1920 159 102 57
1921 163 106 57
1922 160 102 58
1923 154 87 67
1924 186 108 78
1925 178 100 78
1926 167 98 69
1927 182 96 86
1928 203 119 84
1929 190 108 82
1930 228 139 89
1931 261 167 94
1932 338 224 114
1933 364 239 125
1934 645 476 169
1935 855 704 151
1936 897 717 180
1937 865 720 145
1938 952 803 149
1939 967 843 124
1940 1,225 1,086 139
1941 1,138 1,006 132
1942 1,291 1,189 102
1943 1,554 1,423 131
1944 1,368 1,233 135
1945 1,612 1,490 122
1946 2,072 1,926 146
1947 2,619 2,485 134
1948 2,192 2,066 126
1949 2,411 2,293 118
1950 2,464 2,367 97
1951 2,928 2,825 103
1952 2,734 2,633 101
1953 2,760 2,666 94
1954 2,570 2,498 72
1955 2,559 2,482 77
1956 2,353 2,289 64
1957 2,248 2,191 57
1958 2,008 1,944 64
1959 1,888 1,829 59
1960 1,532 1,492 40
1961 1,487 1,446 41
1962 1,298 1,265 33
1963 1,127 1,107 20
1964 1,133 1,108 25
1965 996 954 42
1966 812 776 36
1967 710 695 15
1968 666 651 15
1969 640 620 20
1970 552 535 17
1971 461 446 15
1972 339 323 16
1973 280 263 17
1974 272 263 9
1975 193 184 9
1976 204 193 11
1977 186 170 16
1978 174 174 0
1979 168 159 9
1980 145 145 0
1981 156 146 10
1982 149 149 0
1983 112 112 0
1984 111 104 7
1985 107 96 11
1986 92 83 9
1987 78 78 0
1988 70 70 0
1989 78 71 7
1990 47 47 0
1991 48 48 0
1992 43 43 0
1993 43 43 0
1994 36 36 0
1995 31 31 0
1996 45 45 0
1997 31 31 0
1998 29 29 0
1999 18 18 0
2000 20 20 0
2001 30 30 0
2002 11 11 0
2003 10 10 0
2004 8 8 0
2005 9 9 0
2006 9 9 0
2007 7 7 0
2008 15 15 0
2009 11 11 0
2010 7 7 0
2011 6 6 0
2012 5 5 0
2014 7 7 0

Want to know about the populiarty of Gayle? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 66,239 babies born with the name Gayle in the United States. That's more than enough Gayles to occupy the territory of Bermuda (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 64,237 (as of May 20, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1891 when it was given to 9 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Gayle" was in 1951 with a total of 2,825 babies. (That's a lot of baby Gayles)

According to the 1951 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Gayle" ranks #60 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Washington. Imagine that, 97 babies in Washington have the same name as you in 1951. Across the entire United States a total of 2,928 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Gayle popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Gayle" mean? The list below shows the origins of Gayle as well as things modernly associated with the name Gayle such as celebrities named Gayle.

English

Origin and Meaning of Gayle

The name "Gayle" is of English origin, and it means "Joy of the Father". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Gayle Hunnicutt

Gayle Hunnicutt is an actresswriterformer model with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1966 to 1999. Gayle was born in 1943 in Fort Worth, Texas, United States.

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Alternative Meanings

G is for giggle, a laugh never hurts!

A is for accord, the harmony you spread.

Y is for yearn, your innermost desires.

L is for lively, your life is full of energy!

E is for exquisite, who could argue?

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

Past life for Gayle born Jul 5, 1959

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 North of Latin America approximately on 1550. Your profession was chemist, alchemist, and poison manufacturer.

You were sane, practical person, materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weak and the poor. You should develop your talent for love, happiness and enthusiasm and to distribute these feelings to all people.

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