Dal name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Dal mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Dal

User Submitted Origins

Indian (Sanskrit)

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Dal
Split pulse, esp. of Cajanus Indicus.

Etymology: Hind

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A metric unit of volume or capacity equal to 10 liters
  1. Alternative spelling of dahl

dal was also found in the following language(s): Translingual, Albanian, Danish, Dutch, Elfdalian, Extremaduran, Gothic, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Ladin, Lojban, Northern Sami, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, Novial, Occitan, Old English, Old Saxon, Old Swedish, Polish, Swedish, Turkish, and Welsh

Notable Persons Named Dal

Notable Persons Named Dal

Dal Maxvill

Dal Maxvill is a baseball player. Dal was born on February 18th, 1939 in Granite City, Illinois.

Dal Richards

Dal Richards was a musician. He was most prominent from 1940 to 2015. Dal was given the name Dallas Murray Richards on January 5th, 1918 in Vancouver. He left this life on December 31st, 2015.

Dal Yong Jin

Dal Yong Jin is a professor, school of communication at simon fraser university, simon fraser university, and school of communication atsimon fraser university. Dal was born in Suwon.

Dal Shealy

Dal was born on August 1st, 1938.

Dal Millington Lemmon

Dal was born on October 29th, 1887 in Newton, Kansas. He left this life on April 26th, 1958.

Dal Bahadur Rana

Dal Bahadur Rana is a Minister of Land Reform, Management of Nepal, Ministry of Land Reform, and Management (Nepal).


Notable Persons With the Last Name Dal

Notable Persons With the Last Name Dal

Nedim Dal

Nedim was born on May 3rd, 1975.

Jonas Dal

Jonas Dal is a soccer player for the Esbjerg fB, Ikast FS, FC Midtjylland, Þór Akureyri, and Skive IK. Jonas was born on July 7th, 1976 in Denmark.

Guney Dal

Guney was born in 1944 in Çanakkale.

Kal P. Dal

Kal P. Dal was a rock and roll musician. He was most active from 1960 to 1984. Kal was given the name Carl-Göran Ljunggren on January 28th, 1949 in Arlöv. He died on January 18th, 1985.

Choi Soon Dal

Choi was born on June 20th, 1931. He died on October 18th, 2014.

Gözde Dal

Gözde was born on March 21st, 1988 in Turkey.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Dal U.S.
  White 32.18% 64.26%
  African American 9.90% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 51.49% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.46% 16.26%

Of Last Name Dal

People with the last name Dal are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Dal

  • How Popular is the name Dal? Dal is the 15,127th most popular name of all time. As a last name Dal was the 91,221st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Dal have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 594 babies born with the first name Dal in the United States. That's more than enough people named Dal to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Dal? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Dal first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Dal is Friday, June 6th, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Dal born? The highest recorded use of the first name Dal was in 1957 with a total of 20 babies.
  • Random Dal Factoid: According to the 1969 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Dal is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name in 1969.
  • Weird things about the name Dal: The name spelled backwards is Lad. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Dla. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Dal? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 202 people with the last name Dal.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Dal? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Dal as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.4m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Dal name meaning

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