Origin: Russian, Greek, Gaelic, Indian, Polish, Hungarian, Hebrew
Meaning: a short form of Galina, the Russian and Bulgarian feminine form of Galenos, a Greek name meaning "calm".
Gala could also be derived from Greek Galatea from gala meaning "milk" or "milk white".
It's also a Gaelic surname derived from O Gallchobhair, the latter meaning "foreign help", as well as an Indian surname of unknown meaning, and a Polish and Hungarian surname derived from personal name Gal, the Slovene masculine form of Gallus, a Roman family name meaning "rooster".
Gala is also a Hebrew feminine form of Gal, a unisex name meaning "wave".
Gala is also an English word referring to something festive or a special occassion.
- Galya (Russian diminutive of Galina)
- Galene (Greek)
- Galena (Bulgarian, Macedonian)
- Galina (Russian, Bulgarian)
- Halina (Polish)
- Halyna (Ukrainian)
- Galenos (Greek)
- Galen (Greek, English)