Other Origin(s):German, Hebrew
Meaning:Father of exaltation, joy of the father
Give your bundle of joy a name that shows them how much they mean to you! Gayle is an English gender-neutral name, which has Hebrew and German origins, meaning “father of exaltation” or “joy of the father.” A variation and diminutive of Abigail, Gayle has a few other spellings, like Gail or Gale. But this particular version also belongs to notable namesakes such as TV personality and journalist Gayle King, singer Gayle, and anthropologist and activist Gayle Rubin.
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