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Bligh meaning and name origin
Bligh \bli(gh)\ as a boy's name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Bligh is "bliss". Related to Bliss and Blythe, but due to the fame of English sea captain William Bligh, whose crew on the HMS Bounty mutinied in 1789, it has taken on connotations of severity, even tyranny. Men under Bligh's command staged rebellion twice more, in 1794 and in 1808.
Bligh has 1 variant form: Bly.
Baby names that sound like Bligh are Baily, Baileigh, Bail, Bill and Blais.
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Popularity of Bligh
Bligh is not a popular first name for men and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people. (1990 U.S. Census)
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