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
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