Gayle: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Gayle

Gayle

Pronunciation: GAYL (key)

Origin of the name Gayle:

Originally a short form of Abigail (father of exaltation), Gayle is now commonly used as an independent given name. Var: Gail.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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My mothers name is Gayle born in 1953, every time there is a Gail warning on the news my dad would yell look out Gayle!!!

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Nicknames for Gayle: | Edit

Gay, Gaylie

Meanings and history of the name Gayle: | Edit

Alternative spelling of Gail, a short form of the name Abigail. From the Hebrew for "joy".

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Gayle King, editor of "O" magazine and best friend of Oprah Winfrey. Oprah's middle name is also Gayle.

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