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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Gail

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Gail in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Gail:

  • Records indicate that 8,309 boys in the United States have been named Gail since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1942, when 226 people in the U.S. were given the name Gail. Those people are now 78 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.


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      7 Positive Comments

  • "My name is Gail and I was born in 1992. I barley meet anyone with my name, if I happen to come across someone, they are much older. Bring the name back!! 😀" Feb. 7, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "I don't know anyone else with my name. I think it's old-fashioned, but cool. Very '60s." Sep. 27, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name its quite rare I do however get called windy witch I hate I think Abigail is nicer though" Sep. 5, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Gail and I love it. My mum liked this name and I was born in the late 50's in the UK and this was a very rare name during school time. Like the sound and this particular spelling still appeals to me. My Gran was called Molly which I absolutely adore." Jan. 7, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Gail ,born 9 dec 1954,my father cycled to the midwife when my mom was in labour.It was windy...gale force winds.When my dad came back he said,the wind blew me off the bicycle..if that is a girl name her gail.I love my name and love the wind." Oct. 23, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Gail. I am 70 years old. It was a popular name in the 40's. I spent most of my life not liking it and thinking that it wasn't exotic enough sounding. I have only started to think that it is a rather pretty name in the last few years. My mother loved it. Guess she wasn't so wrong after all." Mar. 16, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "Gail is my name. I absolutely love it! It is a little different, not common...has a pretty sound and a pretty spelling. Im complimented on it all the time." Jul. 23, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      2 Neutral Comments

  • "My uncle's name is Gail, it is unusual for a man, but very cool. The inventor of condensed milk was also a man named Gail! Gail Borden." Dec. 11, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Gail and people dont think before they name their child after weather and they should!! or make it Abigail!" Dec. 9, 2005: Report as inappropriate

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