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.

Related Names:

Bianca, Blanca, Blanche, Blayke

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B/Bee
Lake
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Lakey
Kiki
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Meanings and history of the name Blake

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

Blake Lively, an American actress

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Blake Chandler - Sharon Stone in ""Irreconciable Differences"

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