Type Region
Usage English

Meaning & History

From French Gaule, the name of a historical region that was situated approximately in the area of modern France. In the Roman era it was called Gallia, which may be the origin of Gaule, though the evolution of the word would be irregular. It is more likely derived from Frankish walh meaning "foreigner, Celt".

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesGaule(French)
Entry updated December 7, 2022