Name: Blake

Origin and Meaning of the Name Blake

  • Meaning:
    Dark; bright
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (blayk)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Blake)
  • Rating:
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Miscellaneous Info for Blake

  • Categories:
  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Either from the Old English 'blęc' (black, dark) or 'blac' (bright, shining). Originally a surname this is now also used as a given name. Blake's 7 was a British science fiction TV series, shown in the late 1970s. The main character was named Roj Blake.

    Blake enjoys it's American popularity in the central states of the US, being noticeably absent from the top 100 of the majority of the Northeastern states (eg Maine, New Hampshire, Connecticut), and southwestern states (eg California, Arizona, New Mexico).

Similar Names to Blake for Boys & Girls

Popularity Rank of Blake (US top 1000 names since 1880)

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Blake - Rankings by Year

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