Dale

Dale - A very unique male name



  Mar 26,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Dale, meaning valley, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #205. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Dale and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Dale? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Dale. The baby boy name Dale was given to 112 baby boys in 2012, ranking #1128 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 14,652 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Dale peaked in popularity 67 years ago in 1952 on position 46.



Famous with this name

Dale Dickey
Dale Cornelius
James Badge Dale


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Dale is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Dale is currently topping the baby name charts in Arkansas at position #484 - and is the least popular in New York at position #1,630.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Dale is where you live.


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Dale origin and meaning

Dale is a 4 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means valley. To see famous people named Dale, pop culture references for the name Dale and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Dale

We've found the following names that sound similar to Dale, sorted by popularity.

Doyle / Dudley / Del / Dell / Doyal / Diallo / Deloy / Daiel / Dael / Dayle /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20121128
20111124
20101035
2009934
2008841
2007788
2006750
2005664
2004611
2003551
2002505
2001413
2000531
1999495
1998459
1997452
1996419
1995398
1994366
1993362
1992338
1991329
1990282
1989286
1988266
1987248
1986235
1985218
1984219
1983210
1982215
1981196
1980197
1979186
1978175
1977173
1976161
1975155
1974145
1973140
1972131
1971125
1970109
196996
196891
196789
196685
196583
196472
196369
196262
196158
196054
195949
195846
195750
195650
195552
195450
195348
195246
195149
195049
194954
194856
194763
194662
194561
194461
194359
194263
194159
194058
193959
193856
193759
193659
193561
193462
193365
193261
193162
193064
192973
192875
192781
192684
192587
192484
192390
192289
192193
1920104
1919113
1918112
1917120
1916121
1915127
1914141
1913152
1912158
1911202
1910205

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Arkansas484
Indiana572
Maryland572
Michigan579
Wisconsin768
Missouri776
Ohio880
Washington952
Virginia997
Illinois1094
California1103
Florida1302
Texas1580
New York1630

Even more about Dale


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Dale a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Dale?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1952
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Dale
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 14,652
Letter count 4
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +112

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