What does Blaise mean?
From Latin Blasius, derived from "blaesus". The homonym Blaze means "fire". Saint Blasius (fourth century) is supposedly endowed with miraculous healing power, and is the patron of sufferers from sore throats. Blaise Pascal was a brilliant 17th-century child prodigy, mathematician, scientist, and philosopher; he invented the calculating machine and hydraulic press before he died at age 39. The name is popular in France.
Related boy name: Biagio.
Blaise has 1 feminine form: Blasia.Kreatif forms: Blaibe, Blaice, Blaide. [more]
How popular is Blaise?
Blaise is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent surname for all people (#15317 out of 150436, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Blaise for boys. Blaise was first listed in 1996 and reached its highest rank of #802 in the U.S. in the year 2003, and is at #845 presently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Blaze (#775 2 years ago) is the only other prominent alternative form of Blaise (#845 2 years ago). Adoption of these forms of Blaise was well-received among parents in 2003 (average #763) and is almost as conventional today (#810, ▼19.7%). Blaze has generally been preferred by parents. Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of Blaise and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)