First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
On This Page

How to Pronounce Gault

  • Automated Male (English)
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
  • Automated Female (English)
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
How difficult is it to pronounce Gault?

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Gault mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Gault

Submit the origin and/or meaning of Gault to us below

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Gault
A series of beds of clay and marl in the South of England, between the upper and lower greensand of the Cretaceous period.

Etymology: Cf. Norw. gald hard ground, Icel. gald hard snow

  1. A type of stiff, blue clay, sometimes used for making bricks.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Gault

Stanley was born in 1926.


Willie Gault is a football player. His most notable accomplishments were from 1983 to 1993. Willie was born on September 5th, 1960 in Griffin, Georgia.


Biga,Ranx is a reggae, ragga, dancehall, and hip hop musician. Biga,Ranx was given the name Gabriel Gault on September 27th, 1988 in Tours.


Henri Gault is a writer.


Daniel Gault was a Member of the Oregon House of Representatives and Member of theOregon House of Representatives. Daniel was born on May 8th, 1842 in Davis County, Iowa. He passed away on April 20th, 1912.



Where is the name Gault popular?

View popular names by state or region.

Popularity of Gault as a last name

The map shows the absolute popularity of the name Gault as a last name in each of the states. See other popular names in Pennsylvania, South Carolina, or Ohio.

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Gault U.S.
  White 87.58% 64.26%
  African American 7.52% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.66% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.49% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.48% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.28% 16.26%

Of Last Name Gault

People with the last name Gault are most frequently White

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Gault

  • How Popular is the name Gault? As a last name Gault was the 5,468th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Gault first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Gault is Thursday, July 5th, 1888.
  • How unique is the name Gault? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Gault. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Gault: Your name in reverse order is Tluag. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ugtla. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Gault? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 6,360 people with the last name Gault.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Gault? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Gault as their last name.

What Gaults Have Visited This Page?

Name poster for Gault

Name poster for Gault(click to save the high quality version)

Most Popular Names

All Name Lists

  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.