Meaning and name origin
Dale \d(a)-le\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's 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". Roy Roger's consort Dale Evans; success guru Dale Carnegie.
Dale is a very popular first name for males (#109 out of 1220, Top 9%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#957 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Dale for boys. Dale reached its highest rank of #51 in the U.S. in 1950-1959. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Dale and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Dallin and Dale. (2014 statistics).
Dale▼ is also pronounced similarly to Dal, Del▼, Dell▼ and Doyle▼. Other suggested similar baby names are Bale, Cale▼, Dace, Dade, Dailey, Daily, Daly, Dane▼, Dave▼, Dawe, Dawley, Daye, Deli, Gale▼, Hale, Kale▼, Lale, Vale, Yale and Zale. These names tend to be less commonly used than Dale.