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since 1880

Gael

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How popular is the baby name Gael in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1919 5 0 5
1921 5 0 5
1926 5 0 5
1930 5 0 5
1935 5 5 0
1936 14 9 5
1937 18 18 0
1938 15 9 6
1939 22 15 7
1940 10 10 0
1941 18 18 0
1942 15 15 0
1943 15 15 0
1944 14 14 0
1945 25 25 0
1946 22 15 7
1947 44 28 16
1948 25 18 7
1949 21 21 0
1950 15 15 0
1951 14 14 0
1952 27 19 8
1953 23 23 0
1954 17 17 0
1955 12 12 0
1956 19 19 0
1957 11 11 0
1958 11 11 0
1959 18 18 0
1960 8 8 0
1961 9 9 0
1962 10 10 0
1963 13 13 0
1964 7 7 0
1965 5 5 0
1967 12 12 0
1968 6 6 0
1969 8 8 0
1970 6 6 0
1971 6 6 0
1972 7 7 0
1989 6 0 6
1992 22 5 17
1993 17 0 17
1994 9 0 9
1995 9 0 9
1996 10 0 10
1997 12 0 12
1998 11 0 11
1999 12 0 12
2000 6 0 6
2001 47 0 47
2002 246 0 246
2003 450 7 443
2004 756 7 749
2005 1,111 11 1,100
2006 1,040 14 1,026
2007 1,172 6 1,166
2008 1,126 7 1,119
2009 1,001 0 1,001
2010 692 0 692
2011 694 5 689
2012 2,752 9 2,743
2013 2,319 14 2,305
2014 1,813 6 1,807
2015 1,781 7 1,774

Want to know about the popularity of the Gael baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 17,681 babies born with the name Gael in the United States. That's more than enough Gaels to occupy the territory of Anguilla (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 15,236 (as of July 1, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1919 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Gael" was in 2012 with a total of 2,743 babies. (That's a lot of baby Gaels)

According to the 2013 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Gael" ranks #89 in popularity as a baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, 608 babies in California have the same name as you in 2013. Across the entire United States a total of 2,319 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 Gael popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Origin and Meaning of Gael

The name "Gael" is of Irish origin, and it means "A Gaelic person". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Gael
A Celt or the Celts of the Scotch Highlands or of Ireland; now esp., a Scotch Highlander of Celtic origin.

Etymology: See Gaelic

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A Gaelic-speaking Celt in Ireland or Scotland or the Isle of Man

Gael García Bernal

Gael García Bernal is an actor and director with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1989 to present. Gael was born in 1978 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.

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Gaël Monfils

Gaël Monfils is a tennis biography. Gaël was born in 1986 in Paris, France.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Gael

Gael Anderson
Gael Greene
Gael Garcia Bernal
Gael Monfils
Gael Clichy
Gael Garcia Bernal Movies
Gael Garcia Bernal Wife
Gael Kakuta

Alternative Meanings

G is for great, that describes you.

A is for admirable, you certainly are!

E is for endear, all those you touch.

L is for loyalty, that you show.

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

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Past life for Gael born Feb 9, 2005

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Korea approximately on 750. Your profession was entertainer, musician, poet, and temple-dancer.

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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