What does Dale mean?
Dale /dale/ [1 syll.] as a boys' name (also used 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.
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. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Dale for boys. Dale reached its highest rank of #51 in the U.S. during the years 1950-1959, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of Dale and corresponding names. Dallin is the only other popular varying form of Dale. These boy names reached the apex of their popularity during the years 1950-1959 (usage of 0.4745%) and are now significantly less widespread, with the forms Dale and Dallin becoming less in vogue. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Dale▼ is 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 frequently used than Dale.