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What does Dahl mean?

Dahl Pronunciation of Dahl [dahl] as a name for girls. The name Dahl means "valley". Dahl is an alternate form of Dahlia (Swedish, Scandinavian).


3 alternative forms via Dahlia: Dalia, Dalla and Dayha.

Creative forms:
(female) Dahli, Dala, ..

(male) Dahli, Dala, ..

Middle name pairings:
Dahl Nahla (D.N.), ..

How popular is Dahl?

Dahl is an uncommonly occurring first name for females but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#1599 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Dahlia (#412 a year ago) and Dalia (#1036) are the prominent related forms of Dahl (not in Top 2000). Other variants, like Dayha, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Dahl was well-received in 2015 (average #724). Dahlia is the most contemporarily stylish name for newborns in this compilation. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dahlia, Dalia in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Dahl and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Dahl is pronounced similarly to Dael, Dail, Daile, Dale, Dayle, Del, Dell, Delle and Doll. Other recommended names are Amahl, Da-, Dace, Dacy, Dada, Dahna, Dai, Daly, Dama, Dana, Dane, Dani, Dany, Daph, Dara, Darb, Darel, Dari, Darla, Daryl, Dasha, Davy, Dawn, Day, Daya, Dayla and Gahl. These names tend to be more commonly used than Dahl.

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