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pinWhat does Dale mean?

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

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]

pinHow 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Dale name in U.S.

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

Lena (#279 2 years ago), Lina (#767), Lynn, Madeline (#89), Madge, Marlen, Marlena, Marlene, Maud and Maude are the popular varying forms of Dale. Adoption of these forms of Dale was more pronounced during 1880-1889 (usage of 0.4554%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.1695%, down 62.8%), with versions such as Madge, Marlena, Marlene, Maud and Maude falling out of style. Madeline has been the overall favorite, although Lena seems to be getting popular too. Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Dale and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Dale, Lena, Lina, Lynn, Madeline in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Madge, Marlen, Marlena, Marlene, Maud, Maude in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lena, Lina, Madeline outside U.S.

pinSimilar Names

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.