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Gail may refer to:


Given name[edit]

Gail is a spelling variant of Gale, Gayle (etc.), all a short form of the biblical name Abigail. It has been used as either a masculine or a feminine name, Use of the spelling Gail was equally rare for masculine and feminine use, but feminine use became more popular during the 1930s to 1960s, as a consequence marginalizing masculine usage by about 1960.[1]



  • Gail, fictional comics character created by French cartoonist Philippe Druillet
  • Gail, fictional character in the 1999 video game Dino Crisis
  • Gail Leery, fictional character in the television series Dawson's Creek
  • Gail Platt, fictional character in the television series Coronation Street
  • Gail Wynand, fictional character in the 1943 novel The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
  • Gail Peck, a fictional character from the TV series Rookie Blue


United States

Other uses[edit]

  • GAIL, Gas Authority of India Limited
  • GAIL: GNOME Accessibility Implementation Library - implements the computing accessibility interfaces defined by the GNOME Accessibility Toolkit (ATK)


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