Gaël (given name)

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Gaël (feminine Gaëlle) is a French (Breton) given name. Its etymology is uncertain, it may be related to the ethnonym Gael (Goidel); alternatively, it may be a variant of the name Gwenhael (name of a 6th-century Breton saint).

While the popularltiy of the masculine name Gaël has been consistently at about rank 100 in France during the 2000s, the feminine name was at rank 100 in 2000 but has declined in popularity since, dropping below rank 400 by 2010.[1] The masculine name Gael in the United States rose steeply in popularity during the 2000s; below rank 1,000 before 2002, it rose to rank 146 in 2012.[2]

Gael also sees some use as a feminine given name in the United States, as a variant of Gail, Gayle (short form of Abigail).

People called Gaël (Gael)[edit]



Further information: Gail and Gayle (given name)

People called Gaëlle (Gaelle)[edit]


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