US Popularity:10048
If you foresee baby becoming a force of nature that turns your world upside down, then Gail is a winner. This gender-neutral Hebrew name is a short form of Abigail, and means "exaltation," perfectly capturing the sheer joy baby will bring to your life. Gail can sometimes be spelled as Gael, as a reference to descendants of the Celts, so it's perfect if you want to acknowledge any Scottish or Irish heritage. The name got a new lease of life—and a fresh, earthy feel—in the form of Gale, thanks to Gale Hawthorne in The Hunger Games.

Famous People Named Gail

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  • Gail Borden

Gail Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Gail is currently #3849 on The Bump
Boy:Gail is currently #2154 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Gail is currently #2595 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Gail is currently #10048 in U.S. births
Girl:Gail is currently #5790 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 2398
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