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Gal, an alteration of girl, is a casual term for a woman. The pronunciation of the male or female given name is "gaul". "Gal" meaning wave in Hebrew [1]

Gal may also refer to:



  • Gál, a list of people with the Hungarian surname
  • Edward Gal (born 1970), Dutch dressage rider
  • Gedalia Gal (born 1933), Israeli farmer and former politician
  • Igor Gal (born 1983), Croatian footballer
  • Jenny Gal (born 1969), Dutch-Italian judoka
  • Riki Gal, Israeli singer
  • Sandra Gal (born 1985), German LPGA golfer
  • Șandor Gal (born 1955), Romanian former ice hockey player
  • Shmuel Gal, Israeli mathematician and professor
  • Udi Gal (born 1979), Israeli Olympic sailor
  • Uziel Gal (1923-2002), German-born Israeli gun designer, designer and namesake of the Uzi submachine gun
  • Yehoshua Gal (born 1951), Israeli former footballer
  • Zehava Gal, Israeli operatic mezzo-soprano

Given name or nickname[edit]

Pseudonym or nom de guerre[edit]

  • GAL (cartoonist), pseudonym of Belgian cartoonist Gerard Alsteens (born 1940)
  • János Gálicz or "General Gal", Austro-Hungarian brigade and division commander during the Spanish Civil War




  • .gal, a top-level Internet domain for Galicia, Spain
  • Gal (unit), a unit of acceleration used extensively in the science of gravimetry
  • abbreviation for gallon, a unit of capacity or volume
  • Galactose, an organic compound sometimes abbreviated Gal
  • Gal-class submarine of the Israeli Navy
  • Stadium Gal, a football stadium in Irun, Spain
  • Gal (1969 album), by Gal Costa
  • Gyaru (ギャル, gal), a Japanese fashion style for young women
  • Kogal, a newer Japanese fashion style for young women, also sometimes referred to as "gal"
  • Galeandra, orchid genus

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