Meaning and Origin of: Dahl

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First name origins & meanings:

  • German : Valley dweller

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, North German, and Jewish (Ashkenazic) : from any of the medieval and modern forms of Germanic dala-, Old Norse dalr, ‘valley’. Throughout Norway and elsewhere in Scandinavia this is a common farm name. In some cases it is a habitational name from places in Germany named Dahl or Dahle, from the same word. As a Jewish family name this is a habitational name or an ornamental adoption.

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