Gender: Female Meaning of Gal: "wave" Origin of Gal: Hebrew

Gal Origin and Meaning

The name Gal is a girl's name meaning "wave".

This unisex Israeli name, which rhymes with ball, is sure to receive more serious international attention now that actress Gal Gadot is the new Wonder Woman.

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April Ludgate Says:


This could be a nickname for Galilea, but it's best not used on it's own.

beachbear Says:


LOL! I see what you did there :)

beachlover22 Says:


This lovely name is very popular in Israel originally being a name for boys but it's increasing its popularity with girls, one of the most famous examples being actress Gal Gadot.
In hebrew, Gal means wave, and it's pronounced like Guhl, not like ball.

spilledink Says:


In Portugese, this is used as a nickname for "Maria da Graça." Even for non-Lusophone parents, this could be an interesting nickname for Grace and its variants.

ladimon Says:


Gal Gadot and Mädchen Amick should do a movie together.