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since 1880
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Origin and Meaning of Atle

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Old Norse Atli, believed to be a loan from Germanic Attala ( Attila ), diminutive of atta (“father”).

  1. A male given name.

Notable Persons Named Atle

Atle Selberg was a scientist in the field of mathematician. Atle was born on June 14th, 1917 in Langesund, Norway. He passed away on August 6th, 2007.


Atle Pettersen is a progressive metal and rock musician. He has been prominent since 2005. Atle was born on September 5th, 1989 in Skien, Norway.


Atle Skårdal is a skier for the Alpine skiing at the 1988 Winter Olympics, Alpine skiing at the 1992 Winter Olympics, Alpine skiing at the 2014 Winter Olympics, and FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1985. Atle was born on February 17th, 1966 in Lunde, Telemark.


Atle Bakken photo by Nelly Loriaux is a rock music, pop music, jazz, and reggae musician. He plays Organ (music), Synthesizer, Keyboard instrument, Piano, Synclavier, and Hammond organ. His most notable accomplishments were from 1982 to present. Atle was given the name Atle Bakken on March 7th, 1970 in Sandefjord, Vestfold, Norway.


Atle was born on April 10th, 1962 in Trondheim. Atle is also known as Kvålsvoll and Atle Sturla.


Atle was born on June 9th, 1968.


Fun Facts about the name Atle

  • When was the first name Atle first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Atle is Wednesday, April 13th, 1881.
  • How unique is the name Atle? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Atle. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Atle: Your name in reverse order is Elta. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Tale. How do you pronounce that?

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