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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ale
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  1. An intoxicating liquor made from an infusion of malt by fermentation and the addition of a bitter, usually hops.
  2. A festival in English country places, so called from the liquor drunk."At wakes and ales."B. Jonson."On ember eves and holy ales."Shak.

Note: ☞ The word ale, in England and the United States, usually designates a heavier kind of fermented liquor, and the word beer a lighter kind. The word beer is also in common use as the generic name for all malt liquors.

Etymology: AS. ealu, akin to Icel., Sw., and Dan. öl, Lith. alus a kind of beer, OSlav. olŭ beer. Cf. Ir. ol drink, drinking

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  1. A general name for beer made with a top fermenting yeast; in some of the United States an ale is (by law) a brew of more than 4% alcohol by volume

Notable Persons Named Ale

Ale Müller is a musician. She has had major accomplishments since 2011. Ale was given the name Alejandra Müller Arrieta on October 29th, 1997 in Mexico City.

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Ale Narendra was a Member of Parliament. Ale was born on August 21st, 1946 in Hyderabad. Ale is also known as Tiger Narendra. He left this life on April 9th, 2014.

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Alê Abreu is a screenwriter and director. He was most active from 1993 to present. Alê was born on March 6th, 1971 in São Paulo.

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Alé Garza is a comics creator.

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Ale Möller is a world music and jazz musician. He plays Guitar, Keyboard instrument, Bouzouki, Mandola, Accordion, Flute, Shawm, Hammered dulcimer, Harp, and Harmonica. His most notable accomplishments were from 1977 to present.

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Alê is a soccer player for the Esporte Clube São Bento, São Paulo FC, Clube Atlético Juventus, Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas, Cerezo Osaka, Esporte Clube Santo André, Clube Atlético Mineiro, Clube Atlético Paranaense, Guaratinguetá Futebol, Esporte Clube XV de Novembro (Piracicaba), and Av. Alê was born on January 21st, 1986 in São Paulo.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Ale

Alê is a soccer player for the Esporte Clube São Bento, São Paulo FC, Clube Atlético Juventus, Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas, Cerezo Osaka, Esporte Clube Santo André, Clube Atlético Mineiro, Clube Atlético Paranaense, Guaratinguetá Futebol, Esporte Clube XV de Novembro (Piracicaba), and Av. Alê was born on January 21st, 1986 in São Paulo.

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Savali Talavou Ale is a Speaker of the American Samoa House of Representatives.

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Agustín Ale is a soccer player for the Club Atlético River Plate (Montevideo) and Uruguay national under-20 football team. Agustín was born on February 19th, 1995 in Las Piedras, Uruguay.

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Juana Leticia Herrera Ale is a senator. Juana was born on June 8th, 1960 in Gómez Palacio, Durango.

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Uota Ale is a soccer player for the Tuvalu national football team. Uota was born on June 6th, 1986 in Vaitupu.

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Popularity of Ale as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ale U.S.
  White 37.86% 64.26%
  African American 11.31% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 22.78% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.81% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 26.24% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ale

People with the last name Ale are most frequently White, African American, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Ale

  • How Popular is the name Ale? Ale is the 68,518th most popular name of all time. As a last name Ale was the 34,223rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ale have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 13 babies born with the first name Ale in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ale? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2005 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Ale first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ale is Sunday, July 1st, 1883.
  • What year had the most people named Ale born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ale was in 2005 with a total of 8 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Ale: Your name in reverse order is Ela. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lea. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ale? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 663 people with the last name Ale.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ale? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Ale as their last name since less than 1 person in 455k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.