Other Origin(s):French, Hebrew
Meaning:Valley; Sharp; Woman from Magdala
Dalene is a girl’s name of several origins, meaning you and baby can decide together on which sentiment they wish to carry. One of Dalene’s origins is Old English, derived from Dale, meaning “valley.” Dalene may also be a form of d’Alene, from Coeur d’Alene, a name given to a Native American tribe by French traders. Meaning “Heart of the Awl,” Dalene also has the quippy endearment “sharp,” as an awl is a pointed tool, and the Coeur d’Alene tribe were exceptionally sharp with their trading skills. Coeur d’Alene is also the name of a city in Idaho. Finally, Dalene may stem from the Hebrew Magdalene, meaning “woman from Magdala.” In the New Testament, Mary Magdalene was a follower of Jesus and an honorable archetype of Christian devotion. A true name of the world, Dalene is unique yet classic in its musical pronunciation and uplifting chime—a wonderful choice for your little star.
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