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Blythe meaning and name origin
Blythe \b-ly-the\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Blythe), is pronounced bleeth. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Blythe is "blithe, cheerful, carefree". Modern coinage, though possibly linked to the transferred use of the surname from the word "blithe" during the Middle Ages. Made famous by the opening lines of Shelley's poem "To a Skylark": "Hail to thee, blithe spirit!" and Noel Coward's play "Blithe Spirit". Actress Blythe Danner.
Blythe has 1 variant form: Blithe.
Baby names that sound like Blythe are Ballade, Belita, Bellette and Bolade.
Popularity of Blythe
Blythe is a somewhat popular first name for women (#2841 out of 4276) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#4341 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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