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Blake (girl)

What does Blake mean?

Blake Pronunciation of Blake as a girls' name (also used more commonly as boys' name Blake) is pronounced blayk. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Blake is "black, dark; pale". Surname used as a given name.


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, pale (white), surname


VARIANTS Blakelee, Blakeley, Blakely, Blakenee, Bladeney, Blakeny

MASCULINE FORMS Blakely, Blakeney

(female) Blabe, ..

(male) Blabe, ..

Blake Jaylynn (B.J.), ..

How popular is Blake?

Blake is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#4178 out of 4276, Top 98%) and an even more prominent surname for all people (#425 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Blake entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its apex rank of #297 in the U.S. in 2016. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2016)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Blake name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Blake outside U.S.

Which version is better?

Blakely (#270 FROM RECENT DATA) is the only other prominent variation form of Blake (#297). Adoption of these forms of Blake was common among parents in 2016 (ADOPTION OF 0.14%). Blakely and Blake are two of the more chic birth names here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Blake, Blakely in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Blake and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Babe, Beate, Becke, Blaine, Blair, Blaire, Blaise, Blaize, Blane, Blanka, Blase, Blayne, Blayre, Blaze, Blime, Bolade, Elke, Ellke, Ilke and Lake. These names tend to be less commonly used than Blake.

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