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Girl Name: Dale

Name: Dale
Pronunciation: \d(a)-le\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl (Dale's also a boy name)
Meaning: valley
Origin: English
Sounds Like: Delle, Dell, Del, Dola, Dila, Dela, Delie, Dalia, Daleia, Dalya, Doll, Talea, Talie, Tali, Tal
Variant forms: Dael, Daelyn, Dail, Daile, Dalena, Dalene, Dalenna, Dalina, Dalla, Daly, Dayla, Dayle
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 696
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 957

Description

Dale \d(a)-le\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's 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". Dalena and Dalenna are also short form variants of Madeline. Actress Dale Evans.

Dale has 12 variant forms: Dael, Daelyn, Dail, Daile, Dalena, Dalene, Dalenna, Dalina, Dalla, Daly, Dayla and Dayle.

Baby names that sound like Dale are Delle, Dell, Del, Dola, Dila, Dela, Delie, Dalia, Daleia, Dalya, Doll, Talea, Talie, Tali and Tal.

Popularity

Dale is a very popular first name for women (#696 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#957 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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