Family name origins & meanings
- French : (Gallé) nickname for a cheerful lively person, from a diminutive of Old French gail ‘pleasant’, ‘merry’.
- French : variant of Gall 1.
- French : variant of Gall, or nickname for an evil person, from Middle High German galle ‘bile’, ‘bitterness’, ‘falsehood’.
- French : perhaps from an old byname Galle, believed to derive from Old Danish and Old Swedish galle ‘fault’, ‘defect’.
- French : Germanized spelling of Gale 5.