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The GAYLE surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 6,712 4808 0.002 25
United States (1880 census) 882 6054 0.002 18
Change since 1880 +5830 +1246 0 +7
Other Countries
Australia 5 140778 0.000 0
United Kingdom 1,514 3719 0.003 33
Top States for GAYLE by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New York 1,154 1634 0.006 61
Florida 1,151 1859 0.007 72
Texas 558 4071 0.003 27
Virginia 522 1832 0.007 74
Georgia 340 2881 0.004 42
Top States for GAYLE by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Virginia 522 1832 0.007 74
Florida 1,151 1859 0.007 72
New York 1,154 1634 0.006 61
Louisiana 244 2520 0.005 55
Connecticut 162 2908 0.005 48


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called GAYLE live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called GAYLE represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called GAYLE in New York than any other state, but you are more likely to find a GAYLE by picking someone at random in Virginia than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of GAYLE

Region of origin: Europe

Name derivation: Location or Geographical Feature

Ethnic distribution of GAYLE in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 270 4.02
White (Hispanic) 226 3.37
Asian/Pacific 38 0.57
Native American/Alaskan 18 0.27
Black/African American 3,715 55.35
White (Caucasian) 2,445 36.43

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the GAYLE surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of GAYLE in historical publications

Sorry, we don't have any information on the meaning of GAYLE.

Similar names to GAYLE

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as GAYLE.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for GAYLE

The following words are slight variants of GAYLE that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.