Usage West Frisian (Rare)
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Contributor Contrib.Lucille on 10/21/2015
This name is the Frisian form of the Germanic given name Gaito, which was ultimately derived from Proto-Germanic *gails meaning "cheerful, jovial". But in addition to that, it is also often a short form of Germanic given names that contain (or are related to) the aforementioned element of *gails, such as Geilhard.In other words, you could say that this name is basically the Frisian cognate of Gale (2).