Meaning and name origin
Blythe \b-ly-the\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's 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 not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#4341 out of 88799, Top 5%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Blythe for boys. Blythe has not been ranked in the Top 1000/100 so far. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).