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Dale Name Popularity

How popular is the name Dale? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 205 83 0.0236%
1911 202 102 0.0274%
1912 158 339 0.0672%
1913 152 443 0.0781%
1914 141 659 0.0946%
1915 127 1,051 0.1157%
1916 121 1,145 0.1185%
1917 120 1,226 0.1225%
1918 112 1,464 0.1364%
1919 113 1,405 0.1342%
1920 104 1,652 0.1486%
1921 93 1,926 0.1682%
1922 89 2,022 0.1815%
1923 90 2,152 0.1921%
1924 84 2,367 0.2038%
1925 87 2,279 0.2016%
1926 84 2,380 0.2164%
1927 81 2,478 0.2239%
1928 75 2,611 0.244%
1929 73 2,640 0.2549%
1930 64 2,977 0.285%
1931 62 3,001 0.3041%
1932 61 3,123 0.3161%
1933 65 2,906 0.3119%
1934 62 3,217 0.3328%
1935 61 3,249 0.3343%
1936 59 3,380 0.3509%
1937 59 3,330 0.3379%
1938 56 3,674 0.3589%
1939 59 3,518 0.3459%
1940 57 3,693 0.3474%
1941 59 3,777 0.3356%
1942 63 3,856 0.3054%
1943 59 4,222 0.3234%
1944 61 3,976 0.3208%
1945 61 3,949 0.3238%
1946 62 5,022 0.3403%
1947 63 5,935 0.3555%
1948 56 6,088 0.3814%
1949 54 6,225 0.387%
1950 49 6,786 0.4215%
1951 49 6,968 0.411%
1952 46 7,414 0.4247%
1953 48 7,337 0.4146%
1954 50 7,445 0.4073%
1955 52 7,165 0.3895%
1956 50 7,707 0.4081%
1957 50 7,877 0.4093%
1958 46 8,482 0.4488%
1959 49 8,344 0.4392%
1960 54 7,684 0.4055%
1961 58 7,187 0.3807%
1962 62 6,368 0.3469%
1963 69 5,695 0.3173%
1964 72 5,159 0.2931%
1965 83 4,402 0.2692%
1966 85 3,984 0.2552%
1967 89 3,533 0.2328%
1968 91 3,257 0.2169%
1969 96 3,157 0.2049%
1970 110 3,002 0.1886%
1971 125 2,541 0.1691%
1972 131 2,055 0.1509%
1973 140 1,802 0.139%
1974 145 1,683 0.1295%
1975 155 1,523 0.1185%
1976 160 1,469 0.114%
1977 173 1,345 0.0998%
1978 176 1,302 0.0968%
1979 187 1,254 0.0889%
1980 197 1,228 0.084%
1981 196 1,240 0.0844%
1982 215 1,108 0.0741%
1983 210 1,076 0.0729%
1984 218 1,010 0.0679%
1985 218 1,067 0.0703%
1986 235 955 0.0633%
1987 249 902 0.0591%
1988 266 858 0.0551%
1989 285 828 0.0513%
1990 282 888 0.0536%
1991 329 724 0.0444%
1992 339 673 0.0422%
1993 363 615 0.0394%
1994 367 612 0.0399%
1995 398 538 0.0357%
1996 421 498 0.0333%
1997 455 449 0.0304%
1998 459 446 0.0298%
1999 495 401 0.0268%
2000 531 370 0.0242%
2001 414 565 0.0375%
2002 505 410 0.0274%
2003 549 370 0.0243%
2004 613 305 0.02%
2005 663 274 0.0179%
2006 746 236 0.0151%
2007 783 227 0.0144%
2008 823 212 0.0137%
2009 914 168 0.0112%
2010 991 140 0.0097%
2011 1,070 111 0.0078%
2012 1,069 113 0.0079%
2013 1,221 80 0.0056%
2014 1,039 124 0.0085%
2015 1,062 120 0.0082%
2016 1,156 98 0.0068%
2017 1,171 91 0.0065%
2018 1,373 59 0.0043%
2019 1,457 49 0.0036%

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Names Like Dale

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What names are variants of Dale?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Dale.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Dael

Valley

English

Daile

Valley

English

Dalen

Valley

English

Daley

Assembly; valley

Irish

Dallan

Blind

Irish

Dalle

Valley

English

Dallin

From the valley

English

Dayle

Valley

English


What names sound like Dale?

If you like how Dale sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Dale.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Dal

Blind; from the dales, the valley meadows

Scottish

Daly

Assembly

Irish


Lists With Dale

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Siblings of Dale

Mamas with kids named Dale also have kids with these names.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Mila

Dear and gracious

Slavic

1 Comment

  1. My son is named after his grandfather and father. Since his grandfather passed away some years ago, it felt fitting to choose this name, especially since his father can’t have a Jr per say.


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