What does Hale mean?
Hale [hale] as a boys' name is pronounced hayle. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Hale is "from the nook". Orignally a surname for someone living in a nook (Old English halh). Also possibly means "healthy hero". Nathan Hale was a Revolutionary War hero famous for saying "I regret that I have but one life to lose for my country".
Hale has 1 variant: Hayle.Creative forms:
(male) Hole, Hule, ..
(female) Haleo, Hase, .. Middle name pairings:
Hale Sonny (H.S.), ..
How popular is Hale?
Hale is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent last name for all people (#338 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Hale was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its top rank of #1523 in the U.S. in the 1890s, but is not listed at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Hale is pronounced similarly to Hal▼, Hall, Halle, Hill, Howel and Hywel. Other recommended names are Able, Bale, Beale, Caile, Cale, Cayle, Dale▼, Dalle, Erle, Gable, Gaile, Gale▼, Hadlea (see Hadley), Hadly, Hagen, Haglee, Hagly, Hai, Haig, Hailey, Haily (see Haley), Halden, Halen, Haley, Hali, Halim, Halley, Hallie▼, Halsey, Halsy, Halten (see Halton), Ham, Hamlen, Hanly, Hans▼, Harloe, Harly, Hart, Harte, Harve▼, Havel, Haven, Hawes, Hawley, Hawly, Hayley, Hazel▼, Hazen, Helge, Heli, Hewe, Holt, Howe, Hulme, Hume, Kaile, Kale, Karle, Kayle, Kile, Kyle▼, Lale, Ole▼, Sable, Udale (see Udell), Vale, Wole, Yale and Zale. These names tend to be more frequently used than Hale.