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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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  • We all of us take care of ourselves, but Gail is the play mother.

    At the Little Brown House Ruth Alberta Brown
  • I asked as Gail piloted me to a couple of seats where we could be alone.

    Lone Star Planet Henry Beam Piper and John Joseph McGuire
  • Gail won't feel so bad about losing Bossy if we can get another just as good.

    At the Little Brown House Ruth Alberta Brown
  • I needed that training as I finally learned Gail's last name.

    Lone Star Planet Henry Beam Piper and John Joseph McGuire
  • "You might guess all night and never get it right," laughed Gail.

    At the Little Brown House Ruth Alberta Brown
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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