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Origin: South Africa
Region Origin: Southern Africa

The name Gayle is an English gender-neutral name with Hebrew and German origins, meaning "father of exaltation" or "joy of the father". It is a variation and diminutive of the name Abigail, which is a feminine English name with Hebrew origins, meaning "my father is joy". The name Gayle has a few other spellings, such as Gail or Gale. It has been used in modern English and was popular in the 1950s and 1960s, occasionally being used as a masculine name.

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