Dale Name Meaning & Origin

Dale

Pronunciation: DAYL (key)

Origin of the name Dale:

Transferred use of the Irish surname which is from the Gaelic O'Dálaigh (descendant of Dálach). Dálach is derived from dáil (assembly, gathering). Var: Daly.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Comments and insights on the name Dale: | Edit

I've seen Dale on lots of "trendy" name lists, which I fail to understand. It seems out-dated to me. But apparently it's popular because it's "Green" since it's about valleys or whatever.

Dale and Elda are anagrams of each other, they contain the same letters.

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Just that I have a landlord with this name and a brother who has his name spelled Dayle. still pronounced the same though.

My husband's grandfather is Walter Dale, but goes by Dale.

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Dale Robertson, actor (1923 - )
Dale Earnhardt, race car driver (1951-2001)
Dale Winton, British television presenter
Dale Carnegie, author (1888-1955)
Dayl Cronin, member of Irish boyband HomeTown

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