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Dale Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Dale?

In 2016 the uncommon name Dale, ranked the 1,125th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

This once, top 1000 name, Dale is currently less popular.

It reached its highest popularity ranking of #46 for the first time in 1952 and as recently as 1958 with 8,479 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Dale was less than 5, most recently in 1880.

Approximately during the years 1882-1885, 1891-1896, 1897-1900, 1904-1924, 1927-1930, and 1942-1950, the name Dale took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1964-1977, 2001-2004, and 2005-2011.

Dale's popularity has been spiralling downward for some time. Of late however, the number of parents selecting the name Dale for their newborn has remained about the same.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Dale?

Currently, the name is at an extremely low point when compared to its most popular year.

The name Dale is still rare and has recently started to plateu at its present level but may also begin to make a more decisive move up or down.

Relative to what it once was, Dale has fallen out of favor as a given name.

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   Dale (Girl)Dale (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2016 7 13,141 171 1,125
2015 < 5 -- 177 1,095
2014 5 17,130 181 1,069
2013 11 9,733 144 1,234
2012 < 5 -- 163 1,124
2011 < 5 -- 165 1,115
2010 5 17,616 189 1,023
2009 < 5 -- 224 920
2008 10 10,987 260 837
2007 8 12,941 284 772
2006 7 13,923 289 737
2005 10 10,311 323 662
2004 9 10,891 353 607
2003 14 7,683 408 550
2002 13 7,928 466 495
2001 22 5,228 613 410
2000 12 8,152 406 536
1999 10 8,936 441 495
1998 22 4,826 483 466
1997 18 5,460 503 446
1996 20 4,909 554 412
1995 25 4,121 570 401
1994 41 2,889 650 365
1993 28 3,801 641 370
1992 37 3,099 704 341
1991 27 3,845 758 330
1990 37 3,031 907 285
1989 33 3,186 854 288
1988 31 3,171 882 267
1987 38 2,620 930 248
1986 43 2,349 980 237
1985 41 2,407 1,093 219
1984 44 2,235 1,030 220
1983 51 1,994 1,094 212
1982 52 1,994 1,133 215
1981 48 2,122 1,251 196
1980 55 1,941 1,238 198
1979 46 2,157 1,280 187
1978 63 1,674 1,324 176
1977 49 1,978 1,359 176
1976 78 1,373 1,480 161
1975 61 1,605 1,531 159
1974 70 1,440 1,690 145
1973 75 1,340 1,802 141
1972 97 1,134 2,064 131
1971 141 921 2,544 125
1970 170 813 3,002 110
1969 188 740 3,156 96
1968 151 825 3,258 91
1967 167 761 3,536 89
1966 220 649 3,983 85
1965 259 599 4,401 83
1964 317 555 5,160 72
1963 369 508 5,693 69
1962 377 497 6,368 62
1961 446 463 7,187 58
1960 536 417 7,687 54
1959 528 411 8,345 49
1958 582 382 8,479 46
1957 667 353 7,879 50
1956 835 308 7,707 50
1955 1,001 271 7,162 52
1954 1,093 247 7,445 50
1953 1,054 250 7,339 48
1952 1,108 236 7,409 46
1951 927 250 6,965 49
1950 845 263 6,789 49
1949 874 257 6,226 55
1948 857 258 6,088 56
1947 817 267 5,934 63
1946 662 287 5,025 62
1945 487 309 3,958 61
1944 432 330 3,988 61
1943 445 335 4,233 59
1942 386 357 3,864 63
1941 324 378 3,788 59
1940 303 382 3,698 57
1939 280 402 3,532 59
1938 209 467 3,687 56
1937 182 485 3,339 59
1936 196 457 3,392 59
1935 153 519 3,272 61
1934 115 617 3,242 62
1933 65 829 2,924 65
1932 84 735 3,138 61
1931 75 779 3,009 62
1930 97 701 2,992 64
1929 69 858 2,663 73
1928 86 774 2,639 75
1927 89 768 2,505 81
1926 79 824 2,398 84
1925 84 807 2,301 86
1924 98 749 2,396 84
1923 86 786 2,172 90
1922 62 941 2,042 89
1921 73 862 1,956 93
1920 65 906 1,680 105
1919 73 824 1,428 112
1918 73 844 1,491 111
1917 57 917 1,248 120
1916 57 893 1,161 121
1915 53 905 1,081 125
1914 33 1,041 691 142
1913 28 1,026 472 155
1912 35 847 371 159
1911 26 840 150 203
1910 24 879 125 205
1909 13 1,163 102 208
1908 17 976 100 203
1907 10 1,316 73 242
1906 9 1,349 66 240
1905 11 1,179 65 242
1904 12 1,057 53 261
1903 7 1,472 56 251
1902 14 946 63 226
1901 9 1,155 40 272
1900 16 946 54 282
1899 10 1,043 41 268
1898 7 1,400 40 290
1897 10 1,050 39 290
1896 7 1,317 36 313
1895 11 998 26 371
1894 10 1,014 28 339
1893 7 1,201 18 436
1892 8 1,104 22 407
1891 5 1,372 17 431
1890 5 1,378 14 516
1889 < 5 -- 19 418
1888 6 1,169 15 509
1887 7 967 11 555
1886 < 5 -- 17 434
1885 < 5 -- 25 347
1884 < 5 -- 10 623
1883 < 5 -- 11 565
1882 < 5 -- 7 770
1881 < 5 -- 6 806
1880 < 5 -- < 5 --

United States name popularity data is provided by the Social Security Administration and is based on Social Security card applications.

Data for a given year is not made available until well into the next year.

Data reflects what was recorded and has not been edited for errors, so for example the gender associated with a name may be incorrect.

The more babies that are given a particular name, the higher the popularity ranking. If multiple names have the same usage, the tie is broken by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. Therefore in the case of names with fewer occurrences, names with the same number of occurrences may have vastly different rankings because they will be interranked alphabetically.

To safeguard privacy, the SSA does not include names with less than 5 occurrences.

Please note, we update the data each May when the SSA releases new figures. All data changes at that time, including previous years, which will change minutely based on new information.