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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".
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 (2014 statistics).
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. (2014 statistics).
A suggested similar baby name is Blancha. This name tends to be less commonly used than Blanche.
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