[ 1 syll. ga-le, gal-e ] The baby girl name Gale is also used, though less often, as a boy name. It is pronounced as Gey-L †.
1: Gale has its origins in the Middle English language and it is used largely in English. It is derived from the word gaile which is of the meaning 'jovial'. It represents the transferred use of the surname as a given name. See Gale for more information.
Forms of the name include the English Gael, the English Gaile, and the English Gayle.
2: Gale's language of origin is English. The meaning here is 'gale, storm'. Its meaning is derived from the word gale.
3: Gale's origin is Irish Gaelic. Meaning: 'stranger'.
In addition, Gale is an English contracted form of the English, German, and Hebrew Abigail.
Gale is also a spelling variant of the English Gail.
See also the related categories, storm (dew), irish, and gaelic.
Gale is an uncommon baby girl name. At the height of its usage in 1957, 0.058% of baby girls were named Gale. It was #246 in rank then. The baby name has steeply slipped in popularity since then, and is used only on a very modest scale today. In 2018, within the family of girl names directly related to Gale, Abigail was the most frequently used.
Baby names that sound like Gale include Gael, Gail, Gaile, Gaill, Gaille, Gayl, Gayll, Gaylle, Gaal, Gaale, Gahl, Gal, Gayle, Gill, Glann, Glee, Glenne, Glie, Glo, and Gul.
† English pronunciation for Gale: G as in "grin (G.R.IH.N)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)"