Thursday, January 17, 2013


Gale Hawthorne was a character from The Hunger Games trilogy. A resident of District 12, Gale was the hunting partner of Katniss Everdeen before she went to the Hunger Games. He survived the subsequent bombing of District 12, and led hundreds of other residents to safety in District 13. He spent time inventing weapons with Beetee in District 13, and was part of a squad sent to assassinate President Snow. After the revolution, he moved to District 2 where he held a job with Panem's new government. 

King Gale was the first Emperor of the Lone Islands and King of Narnia in C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia

Gale is also the name of a crater on the planet Mars. It was named after Walter Frederick Gale, an amateur astronomer who studied Mars.

Gale was a moderately popular name for boys from 1912 to 1969, when it dropped out of the top 1000 names completely. It peaked from 1932-1952, when it ranked between #300 and #400. In 2011, the name was given to 5 girls, and did not rank for boys.

1 comment:

  1. And isn't Gale-as-a-surname connected to The Wizard of Oz's Dorothy Gale? [the peaks with the book and the movie].