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Meaning and name origin

Blake \b-la-ke\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Blake), is pronounced blayk. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Blake is "black; pale, white". Transferred use of the surname. Originally a nickname for someone with hair or skin that was either very dark (Old English "blaec") or very light (Old English "blac"). Made familiar in the 1980s due to the fictitious character Blake Carrington on the TV series "Dynasty". Director Blake Edwards.


Blake has 2 variant forms: Blakely and Blakeman.

For more information, see also the related boy name Blakeney.


Blake is a very popular first name for males (#342 out of 1220, Top 28%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#403 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Blake for boys. Blake reached its highest rank of #71 in the U.S. in 2012. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Blake name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Blake outside U.S.

Similar Names

Blake is also pronounced similarly to Black. Other suggested similar baby names are Bake, Blade, Blais, Blaise, Blaize, Blane, Blase, Blayse, Blayze and Blaze. These names tend to be less commonly used than Blake.