First name origin & meaning:

Irish: Sparrows

First name variations: Abagail, Abbagail, Abbagayle, Abbegail, Abbegayle, Abbygail, Abbygayle, Abigayle, Abegail, Abegayle, Abbiegail, Abbiegayle, Abbigael, Abbigail, Abby, Abbie, Gail, Abigail, Evangelyn, Evangeline, Gabriella, Gabrielle, Gabriele, Gavrila, Gavra, Gabby, Gaby, Gabi, Gabriela, Gayle, Gael, Gaela, Gaell, Gaylia, Gail, Gaelen, Gaellen, Gaylaine, Gaylyn, Garlan, Garlon, Garlyn, Garlana, Garlanah, Garlinda, Garlinde, Garlynd, Garland, Helene, Helena, Helina, Helaine, Elaine, Elayne, Eleanor, Elinor, Eileen, Elena, Elene, Lenora, Lena, Lenny, Nelly, Jelena, Jelika, Helen, Maggie, Maggy, Magee, Mag, Margery, Margareta, Margarita, Margita, Margory, Marjorie, Marjory, Marget, Margret, Margette, Marguerite, Margarida, Margiad, Margherita, Margarethe, Maergrethe, Margaretha, Mairghread, Margo, Marjoe, Marga, Margot, Margaux, Marge, Margie, Marta, Madge, Mamie, Maymie, Maisie, Meg, Meggie, Midge, Gretchen, Gretel, Gretle, Greta, Grete, Garet, Peg, Peggy, Reta, Rita, Margaret, Douglass, Doug, Dougie, Dug, Dugan, Dougles, Dugaid, Duglass, Douglas, Gail, Gaile, Gayl, Gayle, Gaelan, Gaelen, Gaelin, Gaelyn, Gailen, Gahan, Gaylard, Gayelord, Gaelor, Gaelord, Gailard, Gaillard, Gailor, Gailord, Gayler, Gaylor, Gaylord, Nigiel, Nigil, Nigel, Tual, Tugdual

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. Polish, Slovak (Gál), and Slovenian: from a personal name, Latin Gallus (see Gall), which was widespread in Europe in the Middle Ages. There are many pet forms and other derivatives of this personal name; the American surname could also be a shortening of any of them. See also Gall.
  2. Hungarian (Gál): from the ecclesiastical name Gál, a short form of Gál(l)os, from Latin Gallus (see Gall).
  3. French: from the personal name Gallus (see 1), the name of a 6th-century bishop of Clermont.
  4. French: habitational name for someone from either of two places named Saint Gal, in Lozère and Puy-de-Dôme, or from Saint Jal in Corrèze.
  5. French: nickname from southern French gal ‘rooster’ (Old French jal, Latin gallus). As a French name, it appears to have been brought to the U.S. by Swiss bearers.
  6. Jewish (Israeli): ornamental name from Hebrew gal ‘wave’.
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