Meaning and name origin
Blaise \b-lai-se\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's 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 information, see also the related boy name Biagio.
There is 1 feminine form of Blaise: Blasia.
Blaise is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#15917 out of 88799, Top 18%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Blaise for boys (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Blaise and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Blaze (#775) and Blaise (#845). (2014 statistics).