What does Dale mean?
Dale [dale] as a boys' name (also used less widely as girls' 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.
(male) Daleo, Dele, ..
(female) Dala, Dalede, .. Middle name pairings:
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How popular is Dale?
Dale is a very prominent first name for men (#109 out of 1220, Top 9%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#1103 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Dale reached its highest rank of #50 in the U.S. during the years 1950-1959, and is at #1092 presently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Dayle, Dalen and Dallin are the popular varying forms of Dale (#1092 from current records). These forms of Dale reached the apex of their popularity 65 years ago (usage of 0.4%) and are now significantly less widespread.
Dale▼ is pronounced similarly to Dal, Del, Dell▼ and Doyle▼. Other suggested similar names are Able, Bale, Caile, Cale, Cole, Dace, Dacy, Dade, Dag, Dago, Dahey, Dahy, Dailey, Daily, Daine, Dalles, Dalten, Daly, Dalyn, Damen, Dana▼, Dane, Danek, Dani, Darek, Daryle, Dave▼, Davey, Davi, Davy, Daw, Dawe, Dawley, Dax▲, Daye, Daylen, Dayne, Deane, Deke, Dekle, Deli, Dene, Doane, Dolf, Dowe, Drake, Drue, Dwade, Dwane, Eagle, Gable, Gale▼, Hale, Jule, Kale, Karle, Kayle, Kile, Kyle▼, Lale, Lyle▼, Neale, Nile, Olle, Peale, Udale (see Udell), Vaile, Vale, Yale, Yule and Zale. These names tend to be less frequently used than Dale.See names in meaning and etymology.