Dahl (surname)

Dahl (surname)
Dahl
Family name
Related names Dahle, Dahlen, Dahlin, Dahlem, Dallen, Dallin, Dahlstrom, Dale

Dahl or Dahle is a surname of Germanic origin. Dahl, which means valley in the North Germanic languages (tal in German, dale in northern British English), is common in Norway, Denmark and Sweden. The origin of the German forms Dahl and Dahle may have been in medieval Westphalia. There are several variations as it was common to add a suffix to Dahl in order to denote the name bearer's original locale or occupation. The oldest record of the name appears in Austria.[1] People with the surname include:

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Dahl

  • Albin Dahl, Swedish soccer player
  • Alexander Dahl, German balloonist and author
  • Anders Dahl, Swedish botanist
  • Arlene Dahl, American film actress
  • Arne Dagfin Dahl, Norwegian general and commander of the Independent Norwegian Brigade Group in Germany
  • Christopher Dahl (administrator), American college president from New York
  • Friedrich Dahl, German zoologist
  • Harvey Dahl, American football player
  • Ingolf Dahl, German-born American composer of Swedish ancestry
  • Jákup Dahl (1878–1944), Faroese provost and Bible translator
  • Jay Dahl, American baseball pitcher
  • Johann Christian Dahl, Norwegian artist
  • John Dahl, American filmmaker
  • Jon Dahl Tomasson, Danish football (soccer) player
  • K. G. William Dahl, Swedish-American Lutheran pastor, author and social advocate
  • Kjell Ola Dahl, Norwegian writer writing as K. O. Dahl
  • Knut Dahl (1871–1951), Norwegian ichthyologist
  • Laura Dahl, American fashion designer
  • Larry G. Dahl (1949–1971), US Army veteran and Medal of Honor recipient
  • Lawrence F. Dahl (born 1929), professor emeritus of chemistry at the University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Norwegian-American fashion and portrait photographer
  • Michael Dahl, Swedish painter
  • Nikolai Dahl, Russian physician and Sergei Rachmaninov's psychologist
  • Ole-Johan Dahl, Norwegian computer scientist
  • Oleg Dahl, Russian actor
  • Roald Dahl (1916–1990), Welsh novelist
  • Robert A. Dahl, American political scientist
  • Sophie Dahl (born 1977), British model and writer; granddaughter of Roald Dahl
  • Stephan Dahl, British writer and a lecturer
  • Steve Dahl, American radio personality
  • Tessa Dahl, British writer; daughter of Roald Dahl
  • Viking Dahl, Swedish composer
  • Vladimir Dahl, Russian lexicographer
  • Clint Santiago Dahl, American Producer/filmmaker, MMA expert
  • Bjarne Dahl, (1930-2009), Scandinavian harpsichord collector and restorer

Dahle

  • Gro Dahle (born 1962), Norwegian poet and writer
  • Herman Dahle (1855–1920), American politician from Wisconsin; U.S. congressman
  • Johann Dahle (1749-1847), Hessian soldier and pioneering Virginian
  • Kevin Dahle (born 1960), American politician from Minnesota; state legislator
  • Kurt Dahle (contemporary), Canadian rock drummer
  • Mona Dahle (born 1970), Norwegian Olympic handball player
  • Øystein Dahle (born 1938), Norwegian businessman and organizational leader
  • Ryan Dahle (born 1970), Canadian rock musician
  • Torstein Dahle (born 1947), Norwegian politician and economist

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