Girl name origins & meanings
- English : From the valley
Boy name origins & meanings
- English, French, Latin : From the valley
Family name origins & meanings
- English : topographic name for someone who lived in a valley, Middle English vale (Old French val, from Latinvallis). The surname is now also common in Ireland, where it has been Gaelicized as de Bhál.
- Galician and Aragonese : topographic name from val ‘valley’, or habitational name from any of the places named with this word.