Dale Name Meaning & Origin

Dale

Pronunciation: DAYL (key)

Origin of the name Dale:

Transferred use of the surname, which is from the Old English dael (dale, hollow, valley). The name originated as en la Dale or de la Dale and was indicative of a person who lived "in the dale."

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Comments and insights on the name Dale: | Edit

I don't like it for a girl - too masculine.

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

Personal experiences with the name Dale: | Edit

My friends name is Dayle, still pronounced the same just with a Y added to make it look more feminine. Often gets misspelled as Dale though, which she hates!

My mother-in-law's name is Dale. She never liked it, but i actually do.

We know a family that had 5 boys, then they finally got a girl and named her Dale. I thought that was weird, have alll those boys and fainlly get a girl, and give her a boy's name! With all the pretty girls' names out there!

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Daledo - I got that one from a 6th grader.

Meanings and history of the name Dale: | Edit

Meaning valley. Old English: Dael

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