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RATE THIS NAME 5

gail

SHORT FORM OF:
abigail
LANGUAGE FAMILY:
afro-asiatic > semitic > central semitic > hebrew
ORIGIN:
hebrew 
NAME ROOT:
'ĂBı̂YGAYIL / 'ĂBı̂YGAL > AVIGáYIL
NATIVE NAME ROOT:
AVIGáYIL (אֲבִיגַיִל)
MEANING:
This is a feminine given name derived from the name of the Jewish dancer "'Ăbı̂ygayil / 'Ăbı̂ygal > Avigáyil," meaning "father rejoices" or "father's joy." Abigail was the wife of Nabal and later of King David in the Hebrew Bible (Book of Samuel). She is described as intelligent and beautiful and considered one of the great female prophetesses of the Bible. The name became common, especially among the Puritans, after the Protestant Reformation. Abigail Adams (1744–1818) Abigail Adams, (née Smith) (1744–1818), was the wife of John Adams, 2nd President of the United States. Adams is remembered for the letters she wrote to her husband while he was in Philadelphia during the Continental Congresses. Gail, a short form, was very popular in the United States between 1945 to 1955.
KEYWORDS:
BIBLICAL

Usage

  • danishdanish
  • englishenglish
  • finnishfinnish
  • norwegiannorwegian
  • swedishswedish

Related names

VARIANTS
danish
abigail, abigael, abegail
english
abigail, abigayle, gale, abegail, abigaille, Abigall
finnish
abigail, gale, abegail, Abigale, Abbygail, Abigal
norwegian
abigail, abigael, abegail
swedish
abigail, abigayle, gale, abigael, abegail, Abigaila, Abegaelle, Abegale, Abigale, Abbigail, Abbygail, Abigal, Abigahil, Abigajil, Abigajl, Abigayil, ABIGAYL, Abigel
PET & SHORT FORM
danish
Gayle
english
abbey, abby, abbi, gaila, gayla, abi, abbie, ABBE, Abbye, Aby, Gal
finnish
GaeL, Gayle
norwegian
Gayle
swedish
gaila, gayla, GaeL, Gayle

Use in other languages

LANGUAGES
african - eastern
Ábígẹlì
ancient greek
Abigaía
czech
abigail
dutch
abigaËl
french
abigaËl, Abigaïl
german
abigail
greenlandic
Âpikâtdle
hawaiian
apikalia
hebrew
abigail, avigail, 'avigayil, Abhigayil
hungarian - magyar
abigÉl
icelandic
abigael, Abígael
irish
abigail
latin
abigail
macedonian
Avigeja
portuguese
abigail
russian
Avigeya
scottish
abigail
spanish
abigail, Abigaíl
welsh
abigail

Geographical spread (only living languages)

Popularity & Ranking

#8289UNITED STATES RANKING

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New Age curiosities (only for entertainment purposes)

2
Numerological Values:
2

If a person's name-number is 2, he is considered to be co-operative and highly adaptable to any circumstance in life. 2 is associated with teamwork, mediating and working for the goodness of others. People with the name-number 2 tend to be good friends and are kind, helpful individuals.

Chakra Number:
2: The number of the Sacral Chakra "Swadhisthana"

Orange is the color of your second chakra, which is located bellow the navel. The main energy of this color is creativity and feelings. Explore the color of your sacral chakra in depth and discover the gifts and challenges of orange color.

Color meaning:

The color orange radiates warmth and happiness, combining the physical energy and stimulation of red with the cheerfulness of yellow. Orange relates to 'gut reaction' or our gut instincts, as opposed to the physical reaction of red or the mental reaction of yellow. Orange offers emotional strength in difficult times. It helps us to bounce back from disappointments and despair, assisting in recovery from grief.

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Name Songs

Song Artist
MY GIRL GAIL BILLY BOWERS

Notable people and personalities​

Gail Ann Dorsey (born 1962), American Musician
Gail Borden (1801–1874), American Inventor
Gail Carson Levine (born 1947), American Writer
Gail Collins (born 1945), American Journalist
Gail Cronauer (born 1948), American Actress
Gail Devers (born 1966), American Athlete
Gail Emms (born 1977), British Badminton Player
Gail Fisher (1935-2000), American Actress
Gail Halvorsen (born 1920), American Air Force Pilot
Gail Jonson (born 1965), New Zealand Swimmer
Gail Kim (born 1976), Canadian Wrestler
Gail Miller (born 1976), Australian Water Polo Player
Gail O'grady (born 1963), American Actress
Gail Porter (born 1971), British Television Presenter
Gail Sheehy (born 1937), American Writer
Gail Simmons (born 1976), Canadian Food Critic
Gail Simone (born 1974), American Comics Writer
Gail Strickland (born 1947), American character actress