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Gael

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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

Fun Facts about the name Gael

  • How many people with the first name Gael have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 17,681 babies born with the first name Gael in the United States. That's more than enough people named Gael to occupy the territory of Anguilla (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 15,236 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Gael? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1919 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Gael first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Gael is Sunday, September 21st, 1884.
  • What year had the most people named Gael born? The highest recorded use of the first name Gael was in 2012 with a total of 2,743 babies. That's a lot of babies named Gael!
  • Random Gael Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Gael ranks 86th in popularity as a baby boy's name in New Mexico. Imagine that, 29 babies in New Mexico have the same name as you in 2015.
  • Weird things about the name Gael: Your name in reverse order is Leag. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Leag. How do you pronounce that?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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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

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

From Scottish Gaelic Gàidheal and Irish Gael, from Old Irish Goídel (“Irishman”), a loanword from a Brythonic language, from Proto-Brythonic *geidelo-, from Proto-Celtic *wēdus (“wild”), from Proto-Indo-European *weydʰ- (“wood, wilderness”) (compare Old English wāþ (“hunt”)).. This replaced older féni (“any free man”) and fénechas (“oral tradition of native custom”).

Medieval Irish traditions, including the Lebor Gabála Érenn, trace the origin of the Goídels to an eponymous ancestor, Goídel Glas, but this is no longer held to be the ultimate etymology of the word.

  1. A member of an ethnic group in Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man, whose language is one that is Gaelic.
    The Great of Ireland
    are the men that God made mad,
    For all their wars are merry
    and all their songs are sad.
    The Ballad of the White Horse, G.K. Chesterton

Gael was also found in the following language(s): Irish

Notable Persons With the Name Gael

Gael García Bernal

Gael García Bernal is an actor, director, and film director. He was most active from 1989 to present. Gael was born on November 30th, 1978 in Guadalajara.

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Gaël Monfils

Gaël Monfils is a tennis player. Gaël was born on September 2nd, 1986 in Paris, France.

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Gaël Clichy

Gaël Clichy is a soccer player for the Manchester City F.C., AS Cannes, Arsenal F.C., France national under-17 football team, and France national under-18 football team. Gaël was born on July 26th, 1985 in Toulouse, France.

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Gaël Kakuta

Gaël Kakuta is a soccer player for the Hebei China Fortune F.C., RC Lens, Chelsea F.C. Reserves, Academy, Chelsea F.C., Fulham F.C., Bolton Wanderers F.C., Dijon FCO, Vitesse Arnhem, S.S. Lazio, Rayo Vallecano, Sevilla FC, France national under-16 football team, and France national under-17 footba. Gaël was born on June 21st, 1991 in Lille, France.

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Gaël Bigirimana

Gaël Bigirimana is a soccer player for the Coventry City F.C., Newcastle United F.C., Rangers F.C., England national under-20 football team, and Burundi national football team. Gaël was born on October 22nd, 1993 in Bujumbura.

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Gaël Andonian

Gaël Andonian is a soccer player for the Dijon FCO, Olympique de Marseille, France national under-16 football team, and Armenia national football team. Gaël was born on February 7th, 1995 in Marseille.

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  • Gaël Givet
    (soccer player)
  • Gaël Danic
    (soccer player)
  • Gaël Fickou
    (rugby player)
  • Gaël Morel
    (actor)
  • Gaël N'Lundulu
    (soccer player)
  • Gael Leforestier
    (noteworthy somebody)
  • Gaël Aymon
    (famed somebody)
  • Gaël Quérin
    (famed human)
  • Gael Murphy
    (famous person)
  • Gaël Prévost
    (important somebody)
  • Gaël Malacarne
    (notable human)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Gael

Josseline Gaël

Josseline Gaël was an actress. Josseline was given the name Jeannine Augustine Jeanne Blanleuil on February 4th, 1917 in Paris. She died on August 10th, 1995.

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Barent Gael

Barent Gael was a leading individual. Barent was born in 1630 in Haarlem. He left this life in 1698.

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What does the name Gael mean?

Gis for goal, your eye on the future.

Ais for aware, of your surroundings

Eis for excellence, your passion, your drive.

Lis for luster, your shine.

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