Blake Name Meaning & Origin

Blake

Pronunciation: BLAYK (key)

Origin of the name Blake:

Transferred use of the surname, which is of two separate derivations. It originates both from the Old En-glish blæc (black, dark-complexioned) and from the Old English blāc (bright, shining, pale, wan). The use of Blake as a given name stems from its prior use as a nick-name for someone with either a very dark or a very light complextion. Var: Blaike.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Comments and insights on the name Blake: | Edit

Blake and Kaleb are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters.

I think it's very masculine. I like little boys' that are also last names. I have a son named Blake (and he's a momma's boy; LOVE it)
My son's name is Blake and he has a ton of friends and is extremely intelligent and perfect (maybe I'm a bit biased). Blake is a sophisticated name only to be used by the wise. ;)

Really like this as a boys name but ever since Blake Lively came along I cant help but think of it as a girls name

My 10 year old is named Blake and he is a intelligent and popular child. He also is caring and sensitive. I agree with the 1st comment of Blake being a mummy's boy.

Personal experiences with the name Blake: | Edit

When we were looking for houses while I was pregnant, we came across a road called Blake Bottom Road. I liked the name so I named my son Blake; it was short, uncommon and couldn't be misspelled or nicknamed. Coincidentally, my bosses' last name is Blake.

When I was thinking of baby name's a few family member's advised against it, as it is uncommon in South London, UK and more know as a last name.

Nicknames for Blake: | Edit

Blakers, Blakey, Blake the flake, Blay

Meanings and history of the name Blake: | Edit

Transferred use of the surname, which has two quite distinct etymologies. It is both from Old English blæc ‘black’ and from Old English blāc ‘pale, white’ it was thus originally a nickname given to someone with hair or skin that was either remarkably dark or remarkably light.

Famous real-life people named Blake: | Edit

Blake Anderson, Comedian/Actor
Blake Bliss, Song Writter/YouTuber
Blake Shelton, Country Singer
Blake Griffin, American Professional Basketball Power Forward
Blake Swihart, American Professional Baseball Catcher
Blake Woodruff, Former American Child Actor, known for Cheaper by the Dozen

Blake in song, story & screen: | Edit

One (Blake's Got a New Face), song by Vampire Weekend
Blake Carrington, patriarch of the Carrington family in the 1980s TV series "Dynasty", played by John Forsythe.
Colonel Henry Blake, character on the first three seasons of popular television series M*A*S*H

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