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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, Top 7%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#12270 out of 88799, Top 14%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Blanche for girls. Blanche reached its highest rank of #53 in the U.S. in 1880-1889. (2014 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. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Bianca (#360), Candida, Blanche, Blanch and Blanca. (2014 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.