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What does Hale mean?

Hale Pronunciation of 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".

Associated with: old english, surname, old, healthy (strong), hero, war, famous, life.


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)

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

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

Similar Names

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.