What does Dale mean?
Dale /dale/ [1 syll.] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Dale) is pronounced dayl. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Dale is "valley".
Dale▼ has 29 more alternative forms via Dalenna, Madeline: Dalanna, Lena▲, Lina▼, Lynn▼, Mada, Maddie, Maddy, Madel, Madelle, Madena, Madge▼, Madlen, Madlin, Madlyn, Mady, Magda, Maidel, Mala, Malena, Malina, Marleah, Marleen, Marlen, Marlena▼, Marlene▼, Marline, Marlyne, Maud▼ and Maude▼.
Dale has 1 masculine form: Dallin.Kreatif forms: Daele, Dele. [more]
How popular is Dale?
Dale is a very prominent first name for females (#696 out of 4276, Top 16%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#1103 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Dale for girls. Dale entered the list in 1910-1919 and reached its top position of #302 in the U.S. in the 1940s, but is not listed currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Lena (#279 a year ago), Lina (#767), Lynn, Madeline (#89), Madge, Marlen, Marlena, Marlene, Maud and Maude are the popular varying forms of Dale. Adoption of these girl names was at its most widespread during 1880-1889 (usage of 0.4554%) and has become significantly lower since (usage 0.1695%, down 62.8%), with versions such as Madge, Marlena, Marlene, Maud and Maude falling out of style. Lena (#279) and Madeline (#89) are two of the more fashionable names for newborns in this compilation, with both names undergoing a rekindling in popularity. Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Dale and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Dale▼ is pronounced similarly to Dahl, Del, Dell▼, Delle and Doll. Other suggested similar baby names are Dace, Daleia, Dalia▼, Dalya, Dane, Dela, Delie, Dila, Dola, Gale▼ and Vale. These names tend to be less commonly used than Dale.