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What does Smythe mean?

Smythe /smy-the/ as a boys' name. Smythe's name origin is Old English, and the meaning of Smythe is "blacksmith". Smythe is an alternate spelling, with the prefix Smy-, of Smith (Old English): occupational name.

Associated with: old english, blacksmith.


Smythe has 1 variant: Smyth.

Smythe has 2 more different relations via Smith: Smitty and Smythson.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Samthe, Skythe, ..

(female) Smyde, Smythesa, ..

How popular is Smythe?

Smythe is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent surname for all people (#7142 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Below is a graphed comparison of the statistics of Smythe and affiliated names. Smith (#1285 from recent data) is the only prominent variation form of Smythe (not ranked) ranked in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Smyth, are uncommon. This relation of Smythe reached the height of its popularity 134 years ago (#420) and has become much less widespread since (#1285, 56.4%). (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Smith in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Smythe and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names


Recommended names are Blithe, Blythe, Boothe, Mathe, Rothe, Sanche, Sante, Santee, Sayge, Sayre, Seth, Skye, Stygge (see Stian), Timothe and Wyche. These names tend to be more frequently used than Smythe.