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Vale name meaning

Last Name
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Vale

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Finnish
10%
Mexican
10%
German
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Vale
A tract of low ground, or of land between hills; a valley.

Note: Vale is more commonly used in poetry, and valley in prose and common discourse.

Etymology: OE. val, F. val, L. vallis; perhaps akin to Gr. 'e`los low ground, marsh meadow. Cf. Avalanche Vail to lower, Valley

noun Vale
See 2d Vail, 3.
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  1. A long depression in the surface of the land that usually contains a river
Wiktionary

From Middle English *vale, from Old French val (“valley”), from Latin vallis, valles.

  1. (chiefly poetic) A valley.

From Latin valē, singular imperative of valeō (“be well”).

    vale was also found in the following language(s): Aromanian, Estonian, Fijian, Finnish, Galician, Italian, Latin, Novial, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, and Swedish

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Vale

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Vale

    Victoria "Vicki" Vale

    Victoria "Vicki" Vale is a comics character.

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    Eric Vale

    Eric Vale is a voice actor, adr director, script writer, head writer, voice acting, and dubbing (filmmaking). His ongoing career started in 1999. Eric was given the name Christopher Eric Johnson, Jr. on April 28th, 1974 in Grand Prairie, Texas.

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    Jerry Vale

    Jerry Vale was a crooner musician. Jerry was given the name Genaro Louis Vitaliano on July 8th, 1930 in The Bronx, New York City, U.S. He died on May 18th, 2014.

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    Angélica Vale

    Angélica Vale is an actress, singer, comedian, and singing. She was most prominent from 1975 to present. Angélica was given the name Angélica María Vale Hartman by her parent Angélica María on November 11th, 1975 in Mexico City. Angélica is also known as La Vale.

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    Christeene Vale

    Christeene Vale is a drag performer. Christeene was given the name Paul Soileau .

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    Jack Vale

    Jack Vale is a comedian. He was most active from 2007 to present. Jack was born on September 2nd, 1973. Jack is also known as King of Farts.

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    • Jason Vale
      Author
    • V. Vale
      Writer
    • Leonardo García
      Actor
    • William Vale
    • Vola Vale
      Actress
    • John Vale
    • Margaret Vale
      Actor
    • Tiago do Vale

    Common last names for Vale

    • Wright

    Common first names for Vale

    • William
    • Mary
    • Charles
    • Robert
    • Joseph
    • Margaret
    • Helen
    • Thomas
    • Edward
    • Marie
    • Maria

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Vale U.S.
      White 59.15% 64.26%
      African American 3.06% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.48% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.48% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 1.32% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 32.51% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Vale

    People with the last name Vale are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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    Fun Facts about the name Vale

  1. How Popular is the name Vale? Vale is the 20,783rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Vale was the 9,728th most popular name in 2010.
  2. How many people with the first name Vale have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 348 babies born with the first name Vale in the United States. That's more than enough people named Vale to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  3. What year were 5 or more babies first named Vale? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1917 when it was given as a first name to 10 new born babies.
  4. When was Vale first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Vale is Thursday, May 27th, 1886.
  5. What year had the most people named Vale born? The highest recorded use of the first name Vale was in 2016 with a total of 49 babies.
  6. Random Vale Factoid: According to the 2018 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Vale is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 6 babies in California have the same name in 2018.
  7. Weird things about the name Vale: The name spelled backwards is Elav. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Evla. How do you pronounce that?
  8. How many people have the last name Vale? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,334 people with the last name Vale.
  9. How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Vale? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Vale as their last name.
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