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Transferred use of the surname, originally a local name for someone who lived in a dale or valley. It is now fairly commonly used as a given name, along with other monosyllabic surnames of topographical origin (see for example Dell and Hale).
192nd in the U.S.

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Quick facts

Hundreds of thousands
of people in the U.S have this name
391,045
to be exact
South Dakota
has the most people named Dale per capita
1952
marked the height of its popularity
6%
94%
54%
55+
39%
30-54
4%
13-29
2%
0-12

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