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GenderMasculine
UsageEnglish
PronouncedPron.GAY-lord
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Meaning & History

From an English surname which was derived from Old French gaillard "high-spirited, boistrous". This name was rarely used after the mid-20th century, when the word gay acquired the slang meaning "homosexual".
VariantGayelord

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currently out of the US top 1000, surnames, Y vowels
Entry updated July 2, 2008   Contribute