What does Dale mean?
Dale \d(a)-le\ 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". 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.
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.
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 (#957 out of 88799, 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. during the years 1940-1949, but is not listed currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Dale and corresponding names. 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 this girl name was at its most widespread during the years 1880-1889 and has become significantly lower since, 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. (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.