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The name Gail is a diminutive form of Abigail.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Gail has been given to baby girls in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby girls in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Gail
Use of the Name Gail for Girls During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
199,937 80,084 1,757 0 0 0 0
The table below indicates the number of times the name Gail has been given to baby girls and baby boys each year, from 1880 through 2004.  Gail first appeared in the top thousand girl or boy names during 1881, which is the first year shown on the table.  Gail last appeared in either or both of these name lists during 1986, the last year shown on the table.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to girls or boys, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Gail
  Used as a Girl Name Used as a Boy Name
Year RankCount RankCount
18818705  
188270787897
18837228  
18848158  
188552917  
1886673128906
18878159  
1888674158607
1889592199166
189058820  
1891478298017
18926262165611
18934933155213
18946332269010
18955163358613
1896493367959
1897525329926
18985753267711
1899528328118
1900663299359
19016382561612
19026572670711
19035913153217
19045653670212
1905  9558
19066173472212
19076273656819
19087153076213
19097123297310
19107413357325
19117693265623
19126895367240
19136845855561
191455010352488
1915551136458144
1916456197462151
1917434218448158
1918465206454171
1919492186444177
1920525180469170
1921481205460178
1922627138467174
1923575156418207
1924566166472171
1925563163451178
1926484207441189
1927517184553124
1928528174455175
1929520171483147
1930478197485149
1931416238493135
1932337355454156
1933263540414171
19341641,179372213
19351261,798395192
19361022,341366220
1937992,634371217
1938773,216408193
1939733,349384217
1940653,626423190
1941683,604413199
1942604,449405225
1943554,803423212
1944554,517434196
1945524,825458167
1946496,223437209
1947497,239470203
1948516,600469202
1949517,213458207
1950428,349508174
1951369,873508177
1952399,767541169
1953399,576572155
1954379,708692108
1955428,966683115
1956498,448703110
1957547,933739103
1958726,60978989
1959756,356747104
1960905,413  
1961944,96789074
19621034,38293266
19631064,103  
19641253,448  
19651342,856  
19661512,303  
19671642,024  
19681801,799  
19691991,572  
19702201,426  
19712471,185  
1972267992  
1973313744  
1974345631  
1975369561  
1976427475  
1977485391  
1978494393  
1979535350  
1980609301  
1981626289  
1982591306  
1983627275  
1984702237  
1985835194  
1986998155  
Totals:  199,937 8,305

During the last 125 years, parents have used Gail as a girl's name about 96% of the time and less frequently (about 3% of the time) as a boy's name.  Cumulative counts and total counts shown on the above tables are slightly lower than actual counts because the name Gail appears in the top 1,000 girl names only 105 times during the last 125 years.

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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