Gender: Male Meaning of Dale: "valley" Origin of Dale: English

Dale Origin and Meaning

The name Dale is a boy's name of English origin meaning "valley".

A light and breezy nature name that's currently in style limbo, despite its pleasant meaning.

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Pop Culture References for the name Dale

Dallin, Dayle, Daley, Daile, Dalle, Dalian


Stephen Malkmus Says:


This weirdo has never heard of Chip & Dale!

Bobcat108 Says:


There are a pair of cartoon chipmunks from 1940s Disney called Chip & Dale.

chi1127 Says:


Yep. A lot of the descriptions are ridiculous.

frustratedauthor Says:


Agreed. It's biased and downright ridiculous.

clairels Says:


I don't consider it very masculine. It's used for girls often enough. Plus, it reminds me of a chipmunk.

ladimon Says:


How is this not masculine enough??

danirose01 Says:


Would use this to honor Special Agent Dale Cooper from Twin Peaks, favorite character of all time. Smart, quirky, handsome... all qualities I would love in a son. Screw traditional masculinity.

hollyrose90 Says:


This is my father's middle name, and I intend to use it as my son's middle name as well. :)

ElizaDale Says:


My middle name ;)

anyagreenwich Says:


Dale was used as an alternative to Gail (don't forget there were also boys named Gail, or Gale, which is also a nature name) in the first half of the 20th C, and it's a beautiful nature name that is unisex. I have no idea what the "chipmunk" association is, that seems a silly reason not to use the name.

AldabellaxWulfe Says:


You took the words right out of my mouth!

blueandyellow Says:


The description of this name isn't even a description. It's just perpetuating the idea that a boy's name has to be uber-masculine to be acceptable

clairels Says:


All chipmunk to me.

lesliemarion Says:


Special Agent Dale Cooper is back and I think the name is magnificent!

kitchi1 Says:


I had a family friend named Dale. Very sweet, funny, unfortunate guy.

LunaCross Says:


I have a friend with this name.