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Meaning and name origin

Blanche \b-lan-che, bl(a)-nche\ as a girl's name is of Old French and Old German origin, and the meaning of Blanche is "white, pure". Originally a nickname for a blonde, "blanc". It became associated with whiteness as in purity, and beauty. It was introduced into England as a given name by the Normans. Blanche DuBois is a character in Tennessee William's "A Streetcar Named Desire".

Blanche has 7 variant forms: Bellanca, Bianca, Blanca, Blanch, Blanka, Blinny and Branca.

For more information, see also the related girl name Candida.


Blanche is a very popular first name for females (#321 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#12270 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Blanche for girls (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Blanche name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Blanche and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Bianca, Blanca, Blanch, Blanche and Candida. (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Bianca, Blanca, Blanch, Blanche, Candida in U.S.

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

Similar Names

A suggested similar baby name is Blancha. This name tends to be less commonly used than Blanche.


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