What does Blaise mean?
Blaise \b-lai-se\ as a boys' name (also used less generally as girls' name Blaise) is pronounced blayz. It is of French and Latin origin, and the meaning of Blaise is "lisp, stutter". 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.
For more on this name, see also the related boy name Biagio.
Blaise has 1 feminine form: Blasia.
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 last year) is the only other prominent alternative form of Blaise (#845 last year). Adoption of these boy names reached its peak in 2003 (usage of 0.2365%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.19%, down 19.7%). Blaze (#775) is the most fashionable baby name in this list. Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of Blaise and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)