What does Blanche mean?
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".
Affiliated girl name: Candida.Kreatif forms:
(female) Blance, Branche, ..
(male) Blance, Blanne, ..
How popular is Blanche?
Blanche is a very prominent first name for women (#321 out of 4276, Top 7%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#20960 out of 150436, Top 14%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Charted below is the birth name statistics of Blanche for girls. Blanche was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its peak rank of #53 in the U.S. then, but is not listed currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Blanche and corresponding names. Popular variation forms of Blanche are Bianca (#360 via latest list), Blanca (#1646), Blanch and Candida. Usage of these forms of Blanche was more pronounced during the years 1890-1899 (adoption of 0.4%) and is now much reduced (adoption 0.1%, down 85.4%).
Suggested similar names are Banee, Biancha, Blaine, Blaire, Blaise, Blaize, Blake▲, Blancha, Blanda, Blandine, Blane, Blase, Blayne, Blayre, Blaze, Blithe, Blondie, Blythe, Bolanile, Bracha, Brande, Brandee, Brandie▼, Brandye, Branice, Brannde (see Brandy), Byanca, Calanthe, Cleanthe, Clianthe (see Cliantha), Dianthe, Evanthe, Ianthe, Iolanthe, Jolanthe, Klianthe, Olathe, Xanthe and Yolanthe. These names tend to be less commonly used than Blanche.