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What does Dale mean?

Dale [dale] as a girls' name (also used more regularly as boys' name Dale) is pronounced dayl. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Dale is "valley".

Place name. Originally a surname meaning "one who lives in the valley". Dalena and Dalenna are also short form variants of Madeline. Actress Dale Evans.

Associated with: old english, surname.

Variations

Dale has 12 variants: Dael, Daelyn, Dail, Daile, Dalena, Dalene, Dalenna, Dalina, Dalla, Daly, Dayla and Dayle.

Dale has 10 more alternative forms via Dalenna, Madeline: Mada, Madel, Madge, Madlen, Mady, Mala, Malena, Marlen, Maud and Maude.

Dale has 1 masculine form: Dallin.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Dele, Dile, ..

(male) Dake, Daleo, ..

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)

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Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the birth name history of Dale for girls. Dale reached its top position of #299 in the U.S. in the 1940s, but is not listed currently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dale name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Dale outside U.S.

Dalene, Dayle, Mada, Madeline (#89 via latest list), Madge, Malena (#1849), Marlen, Maud and Maude are the popular varying forms of Dale. Adoption of these forms of Dale was more pronounced a century ago (usage of 0.89%) and has become significantly lower since (usage 0.25%, down 71.5%), with versions such as Dale becoming less in vogue.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dale, Dalene, Dayle, Mada, Madeline in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Madge, Malena, Marlen, Maud, Maude in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Madeline outside U.S.

Similar Names

NAMES LIKE DALE

Dale is pronounced similarly to Dahl, Del, Dell, Delle, Dielle and Doll. Other suggested similar names are Alle, Carle, Cele, Cile, Cole, Dace, Dacee, Dacey, Dacie, Dacy, Dada, Dafne, Dagne, Dai, Daleia, Dalia, Daline, Dalma, Dalya, Dama, Dana, Dane, Danea, Danele, Daney, Dani, Danie, Danne, Dany, Daph, Dara, Darb, Darel, Darla, Dasie, Davy, Dawn, Dawne, Day, Daya, Deane, Dee, Dela, Delie, Dene, Diane, Dila, Doe, Dola, Dore, Dove, Drue, Duane, Dyane, Elle, Gale, Halle, Hazle, Iole, Kahle, Kalle, Kayle, Mable, Neale, Paule, Peale, Sile, Vale and Zele. These names tend to be less commonly used than Dale.


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