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Gayle means happy God or God is happy. It is a Hebrew name.
cand1e1ight  6/1/2005
Crystal Gayle is a country singer.
― Anonymous User  6/1/2005
From what I read on some keychain it said that Gayle is a wonder woman.
― Anonymous User  7/27/2005
There is a novelist named Gayle Callen.
― Anonymous User  11/28/2006
My sister's name is Gayle and it fits her so well. Gayle is a name that grows up with a girl and serves an adult just as nicely as an impish little tomboy like my sis. I love this name -- it's simple and clean sounding. Rolls off the tongue and doesn't rhyme with anything mean (believe me, when we were younger, I tried!). This name deserves a revival.
leananshae  11/25/2007
My research shows that "Gayle" is derived from the Old English spelling for "gaily", meaning "happy", as is the spelling, "Gail". Spelled "Gael", it refers to the Gaels, who were originally an Irish tribe who have subsequently spread to Scotland and the Isle of Man, and appear to be the originators of the Gaelic language. Spelled "Gale", it is simply an English synonym for "wind storm".
leananshae  12/3/2007
This name is 1000% better than Gay. I would only use it as middle name though.
jasmineenimsaj  3/9/2008
I like it spelled Gail better.
― Anonymous User  10/29/2008
Gale or Gail to avoid the 'gay'. Never met a cheerful Gayle though. That says a lot.
― Anonymous User  11/6/2008
The peak of this name's popularity was in 1950, which makes it a Midcentury Modern name. Midcentury Modern has made a trendy comeback in architecture and design, so why not in names?

I used to think this name (yes, it's mine) was boring, and wondered why my parents chose it, but I have come to appreciate it. It's simple and modern sounding, the spelling is pretty, and I never got saddled with an annoying nickname.

P.S. And I'm very cheerful.
― Anonymous User  2/20/2011
I prefer this as a feminine name. I like it better than Gail or Gale.
Joy12  5/6/2011
Who in their right mind would choose this spelling?
If you want to use the name, go with Gale or Gail to avoid setting your child up for a life of cruel remarks and teasing.
― Anonymous User  9/7/2014
Gayle King is an American television personality. She has appeared as the co-anchor of CBS This Morning and an editor-at-large for O, The Oprah Magazine. King was born in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Her father was an electrical engineer and her mother was a homemaker. As a result of her father's work, King spent several years of her childhood in Turkey, where she attended an American school. The family later returned to Maryland. She graduated from the University of Maryland in 1976 with a double degree in psychology and sociology. King then moved to Kansas City, Missouri where she was a reporter and weekend anchor at WDAF-TV. In 1981, she was hired as a news anchor for WFSB in Hartford, Connecticut, where she worked for 18 years. Part of that time, she lived in Glastonbury, CT. In 1991, King briefly cohosted an NBC daytime talk show with Robin Wagner called Cover to Cover which was cancelled after 13 weeks. In 1997 she was offered her own syndicated talk show, The Gayle King Show, which was cancelled after one season due to low ratings.
cutenose  4/13/2017
Gayle is the name of Garry Gergich's wife on the American sitcom, Parks & Recreation.
― Anonymous User  5/24/2017
Born in the 1950s, I now see how popular it was in that era. I've always liked my name but no one ever spells it correctly so I've gotten used to spelling it for them. I hope Gayle makes a comeback. Who wouldn't like to carry a name that means "happy and joyful"?
Gigiandthegirls6  12/14/2017

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