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Gail

[geyl] /geɪl/
noun
1.
a female or male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “joy.”.
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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.

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