Gayle Name Meaning & Origin
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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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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