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What does Dal mean?

Dal Pronunciation of Dal [dal] as a boys' name is of Irish origin, and Dal means "blind; from the dales, the valley meadows". Dal is an alternate spelling of Dallan (Irish). Dal is also a variant of Dallas (Irish, Gaelic, Scottish).

Associated with: irish, valley, meadows.


7 different relations via Dallan, Dallas: Dalan, Dallen, Dalles, Dallin, Dallis, Dallon and Dalon.

Creative forms:
(male) Dial, Dil, ..

(female) Dala, Dr, ..

Middle name pairings:
Dal Olin (D.O.), ..

How popular is Dal?

Dal is an unusual given name for males but a somewhat prominent last name for all people (#124872 out of 150436, Top 83%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Dallas (#255 from current records) and Dallin are the popular alternative forms of Dal (not in Top 2000). Other forms, like Dalon, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Dal was at its most widespread in 1995 (median #534) and has remained as widespread to this day (#1127, 8.3%). Dallas is the continual favorite, while Dallin is now somewhat dated. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dallas, Dallin in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Dal is alike in pronunciation to Dael, Daile, Dale, Dalle, Dayle, Del, Dell and Doyle. Other suggested similar names are Cal, Da-, Dag, Dai, Daly, Dan, Dar, Daw, Dax, Day, Gal, Hal, Pal, Sal, Tal and Val. These names tend to be more frequently used than Dal.

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