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The name Gale is a diminutive form of Abigail.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Gale 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 Gale
Use of the Name Gale for Girls During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
18,402 8,341 0 0 0 0 0
The table below indicates the number of times the name Gale has been given to baby girls and baby boys each year, from 1880 through 2004.  Gale first appeared in the top thousand girl or boy names during 1883, which is the first year shown on the table.  Gale last appeared in either or both of these name lists during 1970, 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 Gale
  Used as a Girl Name Used as a Boy Name
Year RankCount RankCount
1883  9495
1884    
1885    
1886    
1887  8626
1888    
1889    
1890    
1891    
1892    
1893  62911
1894  60312
1895    
1896    
1897  59213
1898    
1899    
1900  86810
1901  65311
1902  8159
1903  67112
1904    
1905  76311
1906    
1907  67915
1908  59719
1909  56122
1910  94712
1911  67722
1912  65342
1913  56759
1914  51989
1915  555103
1916  536115
1917  522123
1918  473156
1919  495144
1920  463173
1921  421206
1922  456182
1923  387234
1924  387241
1925  432190
1926  436194
1927  382238
1928  449179
1929  453171
1930  417199
1931  438166
1932  372224
1933  369214
193475778340258
1935584122351244
1936596122344249
1937553147321284
1938553152324291
1939393288321291
1940321389324306
1941366335340287
1942368366353296
1943347427351298
1944352383357281
1945321447349288
1946310564371304
1947271796351377
1948317600360349
1949320590381314
1950301660371332
1951276811375327
1952283820382323
1953264947438264
19542591,017450255
19552611,032520196
19562541,076539193
19572461,208616154
19582721,049662133
1959319855723111
1960393588692129
1961446475769101
196253832978395
196353832380090
196458229080189
196564023482181
196662123490764
196767020588766
1968791161  
196982515692868
1970988126  
Totals:  18,402 11,620

During the last 125 years, parents have used Gale as a girl's name about 61% of the time and as a boy's name about 38% of the time.  This name has been considered suitable for either girls or boys.  Cumulative counts and total counts shown on the above tables are somewhat lower than actual counts because the name Gale appears in the top 1,000 girl names only 37 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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