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Blake 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 name Blakeney.
Baby names that sound like Blake are Black and Pollack.
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Popularity of Blake
Blake is a very popular first name for men (#342 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#403 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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