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A famous bearer of the name was Gala Dali, wife and muse of the surrealist artist Salvador Dali.
-- Laleroc  7/6/2005
Gala was actually first married to fellow surrealist Paul Eluard, whom she met at a turburculosis sanitarium (both Gala and Eluard suffered from the disease). She met Dali at a show of his painting involving human excrement during which Dali had goat excrement smeared on his armpits. She questioned him as to his fascination with excrement and he replied that it was fear that fascinated him, fear of excrement, fear of death, and his phobia of grasshoppers, at which point Gala reportedly exclaimed "By dear boy, we shall never leave each other!" They later married.
-- VictoriaCalledTori  5/31/2007
I love this name. So pretty and regal!
-- Paris44  7/1/2008
This is one of my online nicknames, although I use it as a short form of "Galaxia" instead. I've always pronounced it "gah-lah". How do other people say it? I think it's a really cute name!
-- gala  3/18/2009
Gala was the name of Salvador Dali's wife. I think it comes from "Galatea", a name used in a Cervantes' novel, called "La Galatea".
-- senney  3/25/2010
The name Gala was given to 64 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
-- Oohvintage  7/19/2013
Nice, but in an English-Speaking country, who wants to name their kid or pet after a type of apple?
-- Kidwins9  10/21/2015
The name Gala was given to 47 baby girls born in the United States in 2015.
-- ERK  12/3/2016
Gala Gonzalez is a Spanish model, socialite, blogger, fashion designer and DJ. She is considered the first Spanish fashion blogger. She is the niece of Spanish designer Adolfo Domínguez. She became popular for her fashion blog and her influence in the industry due to her style and photographs. She began her blog in 2007 following the success of her fotolog. She currently lives in London, UK since 2003 where she studied and received her BA in fashion at University of the Arts London. Gala has worked as the creative director of Linea U by Adolfo Domínguez since 2007. During September 2009, Gala released her first own collection Music Collection for Spanish label Adolfo Dominguez. In June 2010 she was cast for Loewe's campaign Leather Icons alongside Louis Simonon, Peaches Geldof, Tricia Ronane, and Ben Cobb. She also has starred modelling in international campaigns such as H&M, Mango, Corello and she is currently the face of Guerreiro and AG in Brasil. Gonzalez has appeared in over 20 international publications such as Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire and also collaborates with Spanish Vogue who in 2009 branded her as their national "It" girl. In March 2012 Gala was announced as the new face of Veet in Spain.
-- cutenose  1/17/2017

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