US Popularity:23254
Other Origin(s):Gaelic, Hebrew, Scottish
Meaning:Joy; Wind; Tranquility; My father is joy; Gives joy; Foreigner, outlander
Gale is a gender-neutral name of English origin with a range of diverse meanings, including “joy,” “wind,” or “tranquility.” It was derived from the Old English word gal, which was used to describe someone who was pleasant or merry. This name can also be a form of Abigail, which means “my father is joy” or “gives joy.” Gale in Scottish can mean “foreigner” or “outlander,” taken from the Gaelic word gall, which was used to refer to strangers. The character of Gale Hawthorne features in The Hunger Games novels by Suzanne Collins. If you want your little one to spark joy wherever they go, Gale is a great choice.

Famous People Named Gale

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Gale Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Gale is currently #3974 on The Bump
Boy:Gale is currently #2655 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Gale is currently #2209 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Gale is currently #23254 in U.S. births
Boy:Gale is currently #25177 in U.S. births
Girl:Gale is currently #23934 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2019
+ 3603
from 2017
In comparison to the previous year's data
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