Dale - boys name

Dale name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 52%

Dale name meaning:

The name "Dale" is of Old English origin and it is primarily used as a masculine given name. The meaning of "Dale" is related to geography and nature. It is derived from the word "dael" which means "valley" or "dale" in Old English. A dale is a low-lying, open area between hills or mountains, often with a stream or river running through it.

The name "Dale" evokes a sense of tranquility, beauty, and connection to the land. It carries connotations of natural landscapes, lush greenery, and peaceful surroundings. It is a simple and timeless name that is often associated with someone who is down-to-earth, calm, and harmonious with their surroundings. It may also symbolize a person who values the beauty of nature and finds solace in the serenity of the outdoors.

Overall, the name "Dale" represents a connection to the natural world, emphasizing the significance of the land and its peaceful, serene environments.

Origin: Scandinavian



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Overall UK ranking: 2301 out of 4789

9 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (1265)

Historical popularity of Dale

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