Gail: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Gail

Gail

Pronunciation: GAYL (key)

Origin of the name Gail:

Originally a short form of the biblical Abigail (father of exaltation), it is now commonly used as an independent given name.

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Comments and insights on the name Gail: | Edit

My grandmother's name is Gail Ann and I've always really liked it, probably because it's her name. It's not short for Abigail. We call her Gigi.

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My name is Gail Ann. I have always liked it because it is uncommon. Not many people are called Gail.

Nicknames for Gail: | Edit

Gaily

Meanings and history of the name Gail: | Edit

From Hebrew; short form of Abigail, meaning "father's joy".

Famous real-life people named Gail: | Edit

Gail Carson Levine, American author
Gail Simone, American comic book writer
Gail Russell, American actress
Gail Porter, Scottish television presenter
Gail Sheehy, American author

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