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This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Dale in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Dale:

  • Records indicate that 20,271 girls in the United States have been named Dale since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1952, when 1,108 people in the U.S. were given the name Dale. Those people are now 69 years old.

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      29 Positive Comments

  • "My full first name is DaleAnn. All one word, capitalized "A". I was born in 1990 and named after my father, Dale. When I was younger I hated this name cause no one could pronounce it. I've gone by nicknames like Dee most of my life, but don't prefer that anymore. Now I just introduce myself as Dale. I love it, it feels very me. I honestly wish I had been braver to start going by it a long time ago. It's unique and I love the idea of women owning male names. The only difficult part is that I spend a lot of time in Latin America and "dale" is a word in Spanish, meaning something similar to "go ahead" or "go on". It's not so bad, but it always makes for some laughs with locals south of the border." Apr. 19, 2021: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Dayle-Ann. I was born in 1954. I was named after my dad Dale. I hated my name all thru school and I changed the spelling added a Y so I was Dayle. Worked for years as Dayle and still didn't like it. Then I added my middle name on Ann and I was Dayle-Ann. I like it more now it's unique and have had several compliments about my name. Funny some people call me Daylee-Ann! It's so easy to pronounce but some make it harder to say than it is." Jun. 28, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Ruby Dale but I don't care for the name Ruby si I go by Dale.. I love it when u go for an appointment and they call out Dale and I stand up and not a guy.. Love the look on their faces." Jun. 21, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Dale and I am a female. Growing up there were two other Dale's in my town and they were both boys one older and one younger than me. Crazy that in a little town there were three Dale's. I was put in an all male gym class and an all male dormitory in college. I hate the fact that people always assume I am a guy, but the worst thing is when people assume I said "Gail" My stepmother is named Gail and we don't get along, that's probably why I hate it so. Now at nearly 50 I have learned to love the uniqueness of my name and I always know when someone is a sales call :)" Apr. 18, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name! My daughter's name is Dayle and she will be 10 years old this year. We have a lot of people mispronounce it Day-lee (because Dale can't possibly be a girl's name) or assume she's a boy when they read it (because it can't possibly be a girl's name). A boy at school teased her and told her it was a boy's name. When she told me, I asked her, "Well, are you a boy?" "No." "Then it's not just a boy's name." A lot of people thought it was weird when I told them what I was naming her, but they all seem to agree it suits her perfectly. :)" May. 12, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Dale Ann . I was born in 1954 and named after the lovely Dale Evans who , by the way, only lived about 45 minutes from where I live Apple Valley , California. I'm not crazy about the name. My mom wanted people to call me Dale Ann, yuk. I sometimes go by Ann to avoid comments. Yes, I've gotten them all just like you. I've never gotten depressed over my name, I just wish it was Tiffany, Yolanda, Amy, something girly, im' very girly. oh well, Dale it is. One time I told a woman the operation was a success, I thought she was going to faint. Bad joke, never said it again. Did you parents want a boy? is that a nickname? Gail? Mr. Dale," Feb. 27, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "Yup.. My name is Dayle.. Spelled "Dayle" After younger years of very much disliking my name, like many others mentioned.. I was called Gale, daylee, Doyle, and received mail addressed to "Mr.". After years of dreading saying "my name is Dayle" ! I realize how unique and beautiful my name really is.. I Love it ! Dayle" Feb. 18, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am a female Dale. It was tough growing up with very short hair... everyone asked my mom how old her son was. It is also tiresome to correct people who constantly call me Gale, or have them say over the phone "you sound like a girl!" Despite all that however, I have come to appreciate that my name sets me apart and now I rather like it. Plus it's fun to take people by surprise when I show up and they were expecting a guy!!" Nov. 25, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Dale and I am female. I LOVE my name!! Men sometimes comment.."your parents must have wanted a boy". Not true! They wanted me. After some research I have learned that the origin behind the name Dale is female. Take that scoundrels... I actually named my business "A Girl Named Dale". Yes I get Mr. and my husband gets called Dale, does not bother me at all I don't think you can feminize a name by giving it a Y as long as you don't sound like a man when you speak it's all good" Oct. 14, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm male, have met many more female Dales over the years than male ones, and I think it's totally cool and I'm proud of my name. I'm also 6'6" tall and weight about 285 and I'm not fat. I can't recall anyone ever having the guts to tease me about having a girl's name. If they had, I would have just laughed anyway." Sep. 22, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My parents called me Dale (1953) I also get sick of people saying oh we were expecting a man or calling me Mr. I like my name but just wish people would get over 'oh but it is usually a boy's name.' So every Leslie/Lesley Hillary, Tony/Toni Beverley, Jodie/jody, etc etc is usually a what name? Get over yourselves and think before you speak we Dales' have heard it all before" Jan. 13, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My parents called me Dale (1953) I also get sick of people saying oh we were expecting a man or calling me Mr. I like my name but just wish people would get over 'oh but it is usually a boy's name.' So every Leslie/Lesley Hillary, Tony/Toni Beverley, Jodie/jody, etc etc is usually a what name? Get over yourselves and think before you speak we Dales' have heard it all before" Jan. 13, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "I went to school with a female Dale. Her father was a Flash Gordon fan and named her for Dale Arden. Way cool on both accounts!" Dec. 2, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm a 21 year old female. My middle name is Dale and when people in High School found out I did get teased but I've always known it was a neutral name. Some people are to too stupid. I love my name. I was always put on the boys lists at school because my name is Courtney Dale. It did get annoying." Sep. 6, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Dale and I was born in 1950. I am from Australia. My mother was a mad keen fan of Roy Rogers who was married to Dale Evans and they were known as the singing Cowboys (or something like that!) - anyway - just like so many of the above comments, I hated my name when I was younger but now also like it as it is "different" and I love correcting people when they ask for Mr. Dale White and I tell them that "I AM DALE" They are sooo apologetic. ha ha ha!!!" Jun. 22, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was named after my father, so I didn't get to use the name till high school. By then no one would acknowledge me as Dale and I was called by my middle name. I passed the name on to my daughter as her middle name because I love it, but sadly it has died there. She just had her only child at 35 a little girl and has refused to use the name Dale as one of her middle names. Too bad. I love it and thought it would be a lovely family tradition, but to continue with our women." Apr. 8, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Dale, and I'm a 29 year old woman. I too use to hate my name & would become totally annoyed every time someone thought I said, "Gail". But I've come to love my name over the years - it's unique & people don't forget me like all my friends names like Jennifer, Sarah and Michelle. My husbands name is Jody. I knew it was meant-to-be meeting him because I have the guys name & he has the girls name. :-)" Jan. 19, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "Im a 17 year old girl and my name is pronounced Dale but spelt Dael! So unusual. I have never meet a girl called Dale, let alone with my spelling. People always get my name wrong, usually its Gale, which I absolutely hate! I really didn't used to like my name. I get quite alot of complents on how unique and pretty it is and so I think I'm gorwing to like it!" Jan. 15, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is pronounced Dale but spelled Dayle. I often have people say it wrong and my family calls me Dayle Lynn(middle name). I hated my name growing up but now I love it because it is so different and I get tons of compliments on how pretty it is." Dec. 8, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "As for the rating, thumbs up for a guy, thumbs down for a girl. I've always known it to be a guy's name." Dec. 3, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Dale for women. It is unique and sexy!" Nov. 27, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Born in 1950, I hated my name when I was in grammar school because it was so different from all the Susie's, Mary's, Cathy's, etc. However, I began to appreciate it in High School because it WAS a different name. Enjoyed getting put in the boys gym classes every year! I do get the "Mr." treatment but that can be interesting most of the time, and for some reason new acquaintances end up calling my husband Dale. I love when my friends call me's sweet." Jun. 30, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm 17 and almost every day, people get my name wrong. A few things i've been called are "jordan, adele(and of course)GAIL!" Nevertheless, I think it's an absolutely beautiful name for a woman. And like some said in a previous message, we will most certainly always be the only dale in the place. Unique, beautiful and fascinating." Nov. 15, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am also a female named Dale, and it does annoy me when people are like thats a Male's name, or for instance Other person What is your name? Me: Dale Other person: ok Gail" Sep. 30, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is spelt Dayle and in my mom's baby book it says that at one stage in the early centuries it was predominantly used by females, then the males stole it and now in the recent century, the girls are claiming their name back. Now, howz that for a story!" Mar. 5, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I Love my name "Dale", I do get asked, all the time, what it is short for, and get told it's a boy's name, but I think it is a great girls name, just sorely under-used. (However, I do love the fact that I will, almost always, be the only Dale in a room =) )" Nov. 4, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • ""She wrote me a mean email back". Ah, you poor little sausage. Was the bad Dale a big meany? Get a grip! Sexy girl Dales are hot!" Mar. 20, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I totally understand, but I really like being named Dale - It's like "Boy named Sue", it builds character. And most other people I meet think it's great, or interesting at the very least. I actually just started a facebook group called "girls named Dale"." Oct. 15, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My mother's name is Dale Ann. Born in 1950's. Likely named after Dale Evans, the cowgirl on TV, because my grandmother liked country music and Western stuff. My mother HATES her name! She gets questioned every time she uses her credit card (is this yours?), gets put in boy's dorms/gym classes, etc. Lately she's been using the full "Dale-Ann" is avoid confusion and also it sounds more feminine and original." Aug. 16, 2007: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "I wrote an email to this person named Dale asking her a question, never knowing that it was a girl's name, so I called her "Mr. Robbins." She wrote me a mean email back, not answering my question and mostly just saying "Actually, it's Ms. Robbins." So, don't name your daughter Dale if you don't want her to be a bitter, bitter old bureaucrat." Oct. 19, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      21 Neutral Comments

  • "My name is Dale and I am a female!It?s a unique and beautiful name! I get mail and calls as a male! They always I hAlways Advertise as being a male name which to me sound like a girl name!people only think that because Society make people think one way ! They need to bring Roy and Dale show back on air again!! Letting people know it?s a unisex name ! Same as Courtney Jordan ,Kelsey ,kelly ,Avery ,robin ,Tracy Corey ,Riley ,Ryan , Dylan and so many! People go by what they hear and what they see on tv and in movies ! Make it known you are a female and your parents can name you what they like!Be proud of yourself it?s ok ! And say now you know ! Smiles lol you not the only one!" Apr. 6, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Dayle- I was supposed to be a boy, born1957, but when I was born my parents decided to keep my name an add the Y. I often tell this story and say Y because they could. I never really liked my name and wished I been called something else like Barbara, tough now it has grown on me. Of course it is often misspelled and I often get mail addressed as Mr, and people assume I am a male until they meet me. I am from NZ originally but live in Perth western Australia." Nov. 11, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "Dale is part of my middle name, Ragsdale, which is my mother's maiden name, but I've always been called Dale. I love my name, and it doesn't hurt that I identified with Dale Evans, but Ireally have gotten tired of being made to believe it's a boy's name. People get used to it, but meeting people can be frustrating. I sometimes wonder why I wasn't name Adele or Della, but my husband says he really likes the name Dale. Believe it or not, I actually dated a guy named Dale for a couple of years, and it wasn't confusing at all. Over the years, especially as an adult, I've met more ladies named Dale than men!" Jun. 18, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Dale, I was born in 1996, in the U.K. It's so tiring when people first see my name without seeing me, they presume I'm a male, so I've had to start putting my middle name on everything. When applying for jobs I get 'Mr' or referred to as 'he' considered changing my name so many times." Feb. 8, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My teacher name is Dale and i think Daley ☺️ Is a great name to call" Sep. 21, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Dale , born 1960. I've often been incorrectly assumed Im a male eg plane ticket bookings from my workplace, when I hand a credit card or Atm card unless it says Mrs on it I am questioned about whose card I have? When I was younger I was often placed in boys cabins at camps. I didn't mind. I liked my unique name and was sporty and not overly princess's anyway." Jun. 5, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is dale, and I'm a female. And yep, never liked it. Knowing my dad wanted to name me Jessie. I get compliments all the time on it. About the funniest thing that had happened was one time when I'd changed Church's to attend. I had this message left on my answering machine about how much they missed me and hoped to see me back real soon, Mr. Dale." Dec. 3, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Dale and I love it. My married surname is also a male christian name so needless to say people are generally surprised to meet me and see that I'm a woman. It's pretty cool to see that reaction and it always generates a bit of fun discussion." May. 27, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is 5 yrs old and his name is Dale but I spelt it Daile he gets called daily a lot and gets mad, he's also hates when people don't spell it properly. I love it and think it's a great name 4 both male and female." May. 25, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love it. My parents loved me and it's fine. Debbie would have been so common and It just has suited me my Whole life. I have to admit, I used to be questioned why It was picked. It was because I was almost born in Bloomingdale's ! But, my mom made it to the hospitial in the nick of time. We always spent years shopping at the store! No regrets!" Jan. 9, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was named Dale in 1951. And, I continue to be plagued with problems. The only time it was not a problem was in my undergraduate days at an all-women's college. To this day, whenever I call about a personal account, use my credit card, etc, I am told I cannot ask about or use my husband's accounts. What a waste of time and energy! You better believe when my daughter was born, I gave her a feminine but solid name, Rachel. I have only met one other female Dale and she changed her name to Dayle." Oct. 20, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Dale and I'm in 8th grade I hate my name when I meet people there like what's your name? And im like it's dale. At least my middle name is Stephanie." Jun. 10, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Dale. I was named after the actress Dale Arden - Flash Gordons girlfriend. We moved around a lot and in each new school I was put in the boy's locker section. The worst situatiion I was in was when I went in for surgery and they put me in a room full of men. The best situation was when I tried to cancel insurance coverage for my furnace and they refused to believe who I was so they wouldn't cancel it. Four days later my furnace broke down and they had to pay for it. I alway know if someone doesn't know me when they call and ask for Mr. Dale or letters addressed to Mr. Dale. I love my name!" Nov. 14, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Dale and there is no mistaking me for a man, except when people come to the counter and ask to speak to Dale, then look bewildered when I tell them it is me. I've learnt to love my name as I like things that are unique after all. I don't like people assuming it's a boy's name only." Oct. 8, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Dale and they always call me Gail. I like my name. It is unique. I was Dale the whale in school even thought I was very thin. Those kids..." Aug. 18, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My mams name is Dale and people often laugh and says its a boys name" May. 10, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am a 58 year old woman from New Zealand and I am Dale too. I appreciate that my name is uncommon so that makes it special. However I identify with others here who have had gender problems. I am often mistaken for a man by name, so I sign letters, etc. Mrs Dale to avoid confusion. I don't know who my parents named me after, could be Dale Evans." Sep. 1, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "They often think I am a male unless in person and confirm at least once or twice that I said Dale not Gale, which I have come to hate the name Gale because of it. Whether by phone or in person no one seems to understand D-a-l-e. I was the 5th girl in the family and my mother said this is going to be dale male or female. Named after my father." Aug. 31, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Dale. Its okay. I don't know anyone else named Dale but I do hear of guy Dales. It bugs me. The only time it really bugs me is when people comment on my name, like oh thats a guys name or like Chip n Dale and stuff like that. But no one really does that so its cool. I just wish that there were nicknames. Like actual nicknames. Like the amount of nicknames there are for like Elizabeth and names like that." Feb. 9, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Dayle....I am a female. I have often had my name mispelled as Dale, or Doyle or worse yet, mail sent to Mr. I recently made an appt. for a massage, and when I walked in they asked what I was there for. I told them I had an appt. for a massage. They said I couldn't because the only one they had scheduled was for a man named Dale. When I told them I was Dayle, they actually started laughing. I laughed as I walked out the door!" Apr. 26, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My mom is a Dale, and she frequently gets junk mail addressed to Mr. Dale ______. Overall I think it's an okay name...maybe spell it Dayle to make it more feminine looking." Feb. 14, 2006: Report as inappropriate

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