Dale Meaning and Origin

The name Dale is a boy’s name meaning “valley” and is of English origin. The name Dale derives from the Old English word “dæl,” which means “valley.” It refers to a low-lying area between hills or mountains. Thus, the name Dale can be interpreted as “dweller in the valley.” Dale is primarily used as a masculine given name. However, in some cases, it can be used as a feminine name as well. Dale’s popularity peaked in the mid-20th century in the United States. It was particularly popular during the 1940s to 1960s. Since then, its usage as a given name has declined but remains in use. Variations of the name Dale include Dael, Daelle, and Dayle. 

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