Gail

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Female Female Name

Usage

Sweden Swedish
Denmark Danish
Norway Norwegian
Finland Finnish

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Origin and Meaning

English short form of Abigail (see Abigael) [1] [2]

Related Names

Gael
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Finish Swedish
Gail
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Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish
Gaila
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Swedish
Gale
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Finish Swedish
Gayla
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Gayle
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Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Gail
Genitive: Gails
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Gail
Genitive: Gailin
Partitive: Gailia
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Gail
Genitive: Gails
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Gail
Genitive: Gails

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Trivia

  • Sweden: In January 1973, 23 people were named Gail (percentage of first or only given name: 78 %) [4]

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[5]
36 82 36 80 0 2
Norway Norway[6]
34
n.a.
34
n.a.
0
n.a.
Finland Finland[7]
n.a.
45
n.a.
45 0 0
Denmark Denmark[8]
14
n.a.
14
n.a.
0
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[9]
0 10
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Iceland Iceland[10]
0 5
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

No recent statistics trend found in databases for Gail.


References

  1. Rosa und Volker Kohlheim: Duden Das große Vornamenlexikon (2007)
  2. Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  3. Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Sture Allén/Staffan Wåhlin: Förnamnsboken (1979)
  5. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  6. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  7. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  8. Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  9. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/
  10. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/