US Popularity:14206
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

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Gail Borden

Gail Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Gail is currently #3849 on The Bump
Boy:Gail is currently #2578 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Gail is currently #2139 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Gail is currently #14206 in U.S. births
Boy:Gail is currently #18622 in U.S. births
Girl:Gail is currently #14261 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
- 3681
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
Not sure you have the perfect name? Search to add more baby names to your My Favorites list.