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Origin: Israel
Region Origin: Western Asia

The name Gail is a gender-neutral Hebrew name that is often used as a short form of Abigail. It means "exaltation", and sometimes "merry" or "lively". The origin of the name Gail is derived from the Hebrew word "Abigail," which means "my father rejoices". Gail is an independent name that was popular in the mid-twentieth century. It is a symbol of a strong woman who enjoys being independent and desires love, knowledge, wealth, and wisdom. Some famous people with the name Gail include Gail Simmons (Canadian TV chef), Gail Devers (Olympic gold medalist in track and field), and Gail Carson Levine (American fantasy novelist).

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