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[geyl] /geɪl/
a female or male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “joy.”. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Much of the decade was spent on the family dramas of Gail platt.
Word Origin and History for Gail

fem. proper name, in some cases short for Abigail, or from the Hebrew root in that name meaning "rejoicing." Attained its greatest popularity in U.S. as a given name for girls born c.1945-1955.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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