Hale Name Meaning

English (also well established in South Wales): topographic name for someone who lived in a nook or hollow, from Old English and Middle English hale, dative of h(e)alh ‘nook’, ‘hollow’. In northern England the word often has a specialized meaning, denoting a piece of flat alluvial land by the side of a river, typically one deposited in a bend. In southeastern England it often referred to a patch of dry land in a fen. In some cases the surname may be a habitational name from any of the several places in England named with this fossilized inflected form, which would originally have been preceded by a preposition, e.g. in the hale or at the hale. English: from a Middle English personal name derived from either of two Old English bynames, Hæle ‘hero’ or Hægel, which is probably akin to Germanic Hagano ‘hawthorn’ (see Hain 2). Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Céile (see McHale). Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Halle.

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List of People with Surname Hale

According to our database, there are a total of 19,009 people with the surname Hale. Among these people surnamed Hale, there are about 2,164 unique names, with an average of 8 people who have the same name. Sherry Hale, Tracy Hale and Amber Hale are the top three most popular names from the list of people surnamed Hale, with 67, 62 and 60 people respectively.

Moreover, we found that Texas has the largest number of people surnamed Hale, with a total of 2,032 people, and there are a total of 949 unique names among these people. California is the second-most populous state for people with the surname Hale, with a total of 1,503 people and an average of 833 unique names.