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Blythe (boy)

What does Blythe mean?

Blythe Pronunciation of Blythe [blythe] as a boys' name (also used more generally as girls' name Blythe) is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Blythe is "blithe, cheerful, carefree". Modern coinage. Made famous by the opening lines of Shelley's poem "To a Skylark", "Hail to thee, blithe spirit!" and Noel Coward's play "Blithe Spirit".

Associated with: old english, cheerful (happy), modern, famous, play (literary).


Blythe has 2 variants: Bligh and Blithe.

Creative forms:
(male) Balthe, Boythe, ..

(female) Blythesa, ..

Middle name pairings:
Blythe George (B.G.), ..

How popular is Blythe?

Blythe is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#4200 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Blythe has not been listed in the Top 2000 thus far. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Blythe name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Barth, Bartho, Bartle, Baylee, Bayne, Beatie, Bertie, Bertle, Bethel, Birtle, Blade, Blaine, Blaire, Blaise, Blaize, Blake, Blane, Blase, Blayne, Blayre, Blayse, Blayze, Blaze, Bly, Boote, Booth, Boothe, Both, Boyce, Boyde, Boyne, Brette, Britte (see Brett), Bryce, Brye, Brylee, Bryse, Byrne, Mathe, Rothe, Smythe and Wyche. These names tend to be more commonly used than Blythe.

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