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What does Dalen mean?

Dalen Pronunciation of Dalen [dalen] as a name for boys has its roots in Old English and American, and Dalen means "valley". Dalen is an alternate form of Dale (Old English): place name. Dalen is also a variant of Daylon (American).

Associated with: old english, valley.


Dalen has 8 variants: Daelan, Dallan, Dallin, Dalyn, Daylan, Daylen, Daylin and Deylin.

5 more relations via Dale, Daylon: Dael, Daile, Daley, Dalle and Dayle.

Creative forms:
(male) Davlen, Telen, ..

(female) Dadan, Daleni, ..

Middle name pairings:
Dalen Jeremih (D.J.), ..

How popular is Dalen?

Dalen is a rare given name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#32202 out of 150436, Top 21%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Dalen entered the list in 1997 and reached its apex position of #1316 in the U.S. in the year 2001, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dalen name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Dale (#1092 last year), Daylen (#1290), Daylan (#1799), Daylon, Daylin, Dayle and Dallin are the popular variation forms of Dalen. Other forms, like Deylin, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Dalen was common among parents during the years 1950-1959 (adoption of 0.4%) and has become significantly lower since.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dalen, Dale, Dallin, Daylan, Dayle in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Daylen, Daylin, Daylon in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Dalen is alike in pronunciation to Dalan, Dallen, Dallon, Dalon, Dalwyn, Delane, Deleon, Delon, Delwin, Delwyn, Dilan, Dillan, Dillen, Dillon, Dilon, Dolan, Dylan, Dyllan, Dyllon, Dylon and Dylonn. Other recommended names are Aaren, Alen, Arlen, Dagan, Dagen, Dagon, Dahey, Dailey, Dain, Dal, Dalles, Dalten, Daly, Daman, Damen, Dameon, Damon, Damyen, Dann, Darek, Daren, Daryn, Dasean, Dave, Daven, Daveon, Davey, Davyen, Daye, Deven, Emlen, Falken, Galen, Galten, Galven, Gaylen, Haden, Halen, Harlen, Jacen, Jalen, Jasen, Jaxen, Kaden, Kalen, Laken, Laren, Maslen, Olen, Paden, Talen, Taren, Valen and Vallen. These names tend to be more commonly used than Dalen.

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