Meaning and Name Origin
Blythe \b-ly-the\ as a boys' name (also used 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".
Blythe is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#4341 out of 88799, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Blythe for boys. Blythe has not been listed in the Top 1000 thus far. (2014 Birth Statistics)