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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Gayle
This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Gayle in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the girl's name Gayle:
Records indicate that 59,861 girls in the United States have been named Gayle since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1951, when 2,822 people in the U.S. were given the name Gayle. Those people are now 67 years old.
So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.
Comments about the name Gayle
Based on the comments submitted below
2 Positive Comments
"I've always loved my name and didn't meet anyone else with it until I became an adult. It suits me just fine and no one ever has trouble pronouncing it!" May. 17, 2006:
"This is my name. People always say it correctly but often spell it wrong, I most frequently get "Gail" or "Gale". I usually have to spell my name out to make sure people get it right.
I have only ever known one other person with the same name but she spelt it "Gail". It is a name that people have heard of but they are unlikely to know many, if any, other people with the same name.
When I travel abroad, especially to France and Spain, I have found that my name is especially difficult for people there to pronounce. Native French speakers can't pronounce it properly at all!" Aug. 10, 2005:
1 Negative Comment
"I was actually name Gale but I wanted something a little more feminine so I changed it. I also dislike that name, doesn't sound pretty and its boring." Dec. 23, 2010:
3 Neutral Comments
"For some reason a lot of people over the past 15 years or so have called me CAYLEY! I really have no idea why but they do! I actually like that better because I don't care for one syllable names for women. I don't hate my name (it could be worse!) but I don't love it either." Jan. 17, 2018:
"I'am a Gail as well. I like my name. I was born in 1951 the year that the most babies were named Gail. I like the spelling of my name. People tend not to spell it like I do most of the time. I don't run across many Gail's even if they have a different spelling. I like that it's of Hebrew origin ." Mar. 30, 2014:
"I am a Gail. Born in 1957. Not many other Gail's out there. I actually hate the name. I think it sounds harsh. I don't like Gloria either. I always wanted a soft pretty name like Michelle or Arielle. And then I married a Fred... Gail and Fred,,, yuk..." Oct. 28, 2010:
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