Popularity:5928
Origin:French
Other Origin(s):Russian, Slavic
Meaning:merrymaking, festivity; calm; healer
If you envision your little one being the life of the party, then this name is sure to be a hit. Gala, a name with Old French roots, means "merrymaking" or "festivity" and paints a picture of grand soirees. It comes from the Old French word gale, which means "rejoicing," and is sure to be a familiar emotion when baby arrives into your life. In Russian and Slavic communities, Gala is the feminine form of Galina. Its meaning of "calm" couldn't be further from the French roots but is nonetheless a positive value for baby to strive for. A second meaning, "healer," can also encourage her to look out for people who might need help.
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