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.

While commonly seen as a boys' name, I think Blake is AMAZING on a girl!

I agree with the person above SO much! Blake for a girl souds great

Personal experiences with the name Blake: | Edit

I know a girl named Blake and she's considering changing her name. She's sick of the troubles she has with paperwork (getting her transcripts, going to the doctor/dentist's ect.) because people expect a guy. I wouldn't recommend it as a first name. It'd make a great middle name.

As a woman with the name Blake I can say that the above issues are not a real problem and having a traditionally male name doesn't cause any issues going to the doctor or getting anything official taken care of. Just like popular unisex names like Hayden and Taylor, we know it won't make it more difficult if you are a girl or a boy to see a doctor or go to the dentist. A lot of people are surprised by the idea of a girl named Blake when I tell them my name, but it does not make my life more difficult. I love my name and am proud of it. I think the above story gives my name an unfair bad reputation that it doesn't deserve!

Nicknames for Blake: | Edit

B/Bee
Lake
Blakey
Lakey
Kiki
Candy Bahr ;)

Meanings and history of the name Blake: | Edit

Can come from Old English for either black or white (a la Blanche). More info under boy's entry for Blake!

Famous real-life people named Blake: | Edit

Blake Lively, an American actress

Blake in song, story & screen: | Edit

Blake Chandler - Sharon Stone in ""Irreconciable Differences"

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