Gael is a gender-neutral name with a twist; as a boy’s name, Gael is pronounced ga-EL, but for girls, it’s said as the one-syllable gale. It’s got lots of fans and not just in Gaelic-centric Scotland and Ireland—parents in Wales, Spain, and Brittany, France, like it a lot too. Bringing together the Celtic Nations and then some, this darling name has started making its rounds of the globe. It gained popularity, as a variation of Gail, in the US since 2002 and has been making a subtle climb since. But if you’re hoping to tie in your love of The Hunger Games and your Celtic nations heritage, this name serves as a variant of the charming Gale.
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