What does Blake mean?
Blake \b-la-ke\ as a boys' name (also used less regularly as girls' 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.
For more on this name, 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 last name for both adults and children (#425 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Blake for boys. Blake was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its top rank of #71 in the U.S. in 2012, and is currently at #84. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Blake is alike in pronunciation to Black. Other recommended 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.