Dal

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Male Male Name

Usage

Sweden Swedish
Greenland Greenlandic

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Origin and Meaning

Transferred use of the surname, originally a place name

Old Norse dalr = 'dale, valley' [1]

Related Names

Dahl
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Greenlandic Swedish
Dahle Swedish
Dal
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Greenlandic Swedish
Dale Swedish

For female forms see Dala, Dahlia

Combinations

For combinations see DAL (name element)

Grammar

Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Dal
Genitive: Dals

Further Information

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Trivia

  • Sweden: In January 1973, 13 people were named Dal (percentage of first or only given name: 92 %) [2]

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[3]
7 18 2 4 5 14
Greenland Greenland[4]
0 21
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Denmark Denmark[5]
4
n.a.
1
n.a.
3
n.a.
Iceland Iceland[6]
0 8
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Finland Finland[7]
n.a.
2 0 0
n.a.
2
Norway Norway[8]
0
n.a.
0
n.a.
0
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

No recent statistics trend found in databases for Dal.


References

  1. Judith Ahrholdt: Nordic Names - www.nordicnames.de (2004-2021).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Sture Allén/Staffan Wåhlin: Förnamnsboken (1979)
  3. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  4. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/
  5. Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  6. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  7. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  8. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no