Gail Name Meaning & Origin
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.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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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.
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- Meanings and history of the name Gail
From Hebrew; short form of Abigail, meaning "father's joy".
- Famous real-life people named Gail
Gail Carson Levine, American author
Gail Simone, American comic book writer
Gail Russell, American actress
Gail Porter, Scottish television presenter
Gail Sheehy, American author
Gail O'Grady, American actress
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