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Gender: F Origin of Gale: Spelling variation of Gail

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When Gail was popular, half a century ago, Gale was a plausible choice. Gale does put a slightly more masculine spin on the name, but it's dated in any version.

Famous People Named Gale

A gale is a strong wind.
Gale Anne Hurd, executive producer of "The Walking Dead"

Pop Culture References for the Name Gale

Dorothy Gale, main character in "The Wizard of Oz"
Gale Ingersoll, character in TV series "LateLine"
Gale Weathers, character in movie "Scream"