What does Blake mean?
Blake /bla-ke/ [1 syll.] 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.
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)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Blake for girls. Blake entered the list in 1990 and reached its apex rank of #550 in the U.S. in 2013, and is at #589 presently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Blake and associated names. Blakely (#411 last year) is the only other prominent variation form of Blake (#589 last year). Adoption of these girl names was at its highest in 2014 (usage of 0.5%). Blakely (#411) and Blake (#589) are two of the more chic birth names here. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)