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Dale

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< 1k Dahl (Scandinavian)

How popular is the baby name Dale in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1881 6 0 6
1882 7 0 7
1883 11 0 11
1884 10 0 10
1885 25 0 25
1886 17 0 17
1887 18 7 11
1888 21 6 15
1889 19 0 19
1890 19 5 14
1891 22 5 17
1892 30 8 22
1893 25 7 18
1894 38 10 28
1895 37 11 26
1896 43 7 36
1897 49 10 39
1898 47 7 40
1899 51 10 41
1900 70 16 54
1901 49 9 40
1902 77 14 63
1903 63 7 56
1904 65 12 53
1905 76 11 65
1906 75 9 66
1907 83 10 73
1908 117 17 100
1909 115 13 102
1910 149 24 125
1911 176 26 150
1912 406 35 371
1913 500 28 472
1914 724 33 691
1915 1,134 53 1,081
1916 1,218 57 1,161
1917 1,305 57 1,248
1918 1,564 73 1,491
1919 1,501 73 1,428
1920 1,745 65 1,680
1921 2,029 73 1,956 #93 boy name
1922 2,105 62 2,043 #89 boy name
1923 2,258 86 2,172 #90 boy name
1924 2,493 97 2,396 #84 boy name
1925 2,385 85 2,300 #86 boy name
1926 2,478 79 2,399 #84 boy name
1927 2,593 89 2,504 #81 boy name
1928 2,725 86 2,639 #75 boy name
1929 2,733 69 2,664 #73 boy name
1930 3,087 97 2,990 #64 boy name
1931 3,084 75 3,009 #62 boy name
1932 3,222 84 3,138 #61 boy name
1933 2,989 65 2,924 #65 boy name
1934 3,357 115 3,242 #62 boy name
1935 3,425 153 3,272 #61 boy name
1936 3,588 196 3,392 #59 boy name
1937 3,521 182 3,339 #59 boy name
1938 3,896 209 3,687 #56 boy name
1939 3,812 280 3,532 #59 boy name
1940 4,001 303 3,698 #57 boy name
1941 4,112 324 3,788 #59 boy name
1942 4,251 386 3,865 #63 boy name
1943 4,678 445 4,233 #59 boy name
1944 4,419 432 3,987 #61 boy name
1945 4,445 487 3,958 #61 boy name
1946 5,687 662 5,025 #62 boy name
1947 6,750 816 5,934 #63 boy name
1948 6,945 857 6,088 #56 boy name
1949 7,102 874 6,228 #54 boy name
1950 7,632 845 6,787 #49 boy name
1951 7,889 926 6,963 #49 boy name
1952 8,519 1,108 7,411 #46 boy name
1953 8,393 1,054 7,339 #48 boy name
1954 8,536 1,094 7,442 #50 boy name
1955 8,158 1,001 7,157 #52 boy name
1956 8,544 835 7,709 #50 boy name
1957 8,546 667 7,879 #50 boy name
1958 9,060 582 8,478 #46 boy name
1959 8,875 528 8,347 #49 boy name
1960 8,222 536 7,686 #54 boy name
1961 7,631 446 7,185 #58 boy name
1962 6,744 377 6,367 #62 boy name
1963 6,063 369 5,694 #69 boy name
1964 5,477 317 5,160 #72 boy name
1965 4,659 259 4,400 #83 boy name
1966 4,203 220 3,983 #85 boy name
1967 3,703 167 3,536 #89 boy name
1968 3,410 151 3,259 #91 boy name
1969 3,345 188 3,157 #96 boy name
1970 3,172 170 3,002
1971 2,685 141 2,544
1972 2,161 97 2,064
1973 1,877 75 1,802
1974 1,760 70 1,690
1975 1,592 61 1,531
1976 1,558 78 1,480
1977 1,408 49 1,359
1978 1,387 63 1,324
1979 1,326 46 1,280
1980 1,293 55 1,238
1981 1,298 48 1,250
1982 1,185 52 1,133
1983 1,145 51 1,094
1984 1,074 44 1,030
1985 1,134 41 1,093
1986 1,023 43 980
1987 968 38 930
1988 912 31 881
1989 887 33 854
1990 944 37 907
1991 785 27 758
1992 741 37 704
1993 670 28 642
1994 691 41 650
1995 595 25 570
1996 574 20 554
1997 521 18 503
1998 505 22 483
1999 451 10 441
2000 418 12 406
2001 635 22 613
2002 479 13 466
2003 422 14 408
2004 362 9 353
2005 333 10 323
2006 296 7 289
2007 292 8 284
2008 270 10 260
2009 224 0 224
2010 194 5 189
2011 165 0 165
2012 163 0 163
2013 155 11 144
2014 185 5 180
2015 177 0 177

Want to know about the popularity of the Dale baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 298,578 babies born with the name Dale in the United States. That's more than enough Dales to occupy the territory of French Polynesia (France) with an estimated population of 277,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1881 when it was given to 6 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Dale" was in 1958 with a total of 8,478 babies. (That's a lot of baby Dales)

According to the 1940 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Dale" ranks #64 in popularity as a baby boy's name in West Virginia. Imagine that, 60 babies in West Virginia have the same name as you in 1940. Across the entire United States a total of 4,001 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Dale" mean? The list below shows the origins of Dale as well as things modernly associated with the name Dale such as celebrities named Dale.

Origin and Meaning of Dale

The name "Dale" is of German origin, and it means "Valley". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Dale Earnhardt

Dale Earnhardt is a nascar driver. Dale was born in 1951 as Ralph Dale Earnhardt in Kannapolis, North Carolina, U.S.

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Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is a nascar driver. Dale was born in 1974 in Kannapolis, North Carolina, US.

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Dale Midkiff

Dale was born in 1959 as Dale Alan Midkiff in Chance, Maryland,United States.

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Dale Dye

Dale Dye is a marine, actor, technical adviser, and radio host with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1 to present. Dale was born in 1944 as Dale Adam Dye, Jr. in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, U.S.

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Dale Evans

Dale Evans is an actress and singer-songwriter with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1942 to 2001. Dale was born in 1912 as Lucille Wood Smith (changed to Frances Octavia Smith shortly thereafter) in Uvalde, Texas, U.S.

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Dale Robertson

Dale Robertson is an actor. Dale was born in 1923 as Dayle Lymoine Robertson in Harrah, Oklahoma CountyOklahoma, USA.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Dale

Dale Carnegie
Dale City
Dale Earnhardt Death
Dale Earnhardt Jr
Dale Jr
Dale Chihuly
Dale City Rec
Dale Curry
Dale City Water Park

Alternative Meanings

D is for diamond, the brilliance you shine.

A is for altruism, the unselfish you.

L is for look, the way you look at life.

E is for excellence, your passion, your drive.

Your name in reverse order is "Elad". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Dela". How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Dale born Aug 18, 1975

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of USA South-Central approximately on 1500. Your profession was dramatist, director, musician, and bard.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. You should develop self-love and ability to implant hope into hearts of people. Ambition - is not everything. True wealth is buried in your soul.

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