Over the past 110 years, 197 864 girls and 6 008 boys have been named Gail. The name Gail ranks 191th in the United States among the most common names for girls. For the first time more than ten times newborns were named Gail in 1912. The peak of popularity of the name Gail came in the 1940s and 1950s. You can see absolute numbers and relative numbers on the chart. Indicators per 100K more accurately assess the popularity of the name.