What does Smythe mean?
Smythe /smy-the/ [1 syll.] 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.
Smythe has 1 variant: Smyth.more]
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)
Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of Smythe and affiliated names. Smith is the only prominent variation form of Smythe (not ranked) ranked in the Top 1000. Forms like Smyth are uncommon. This boy name reached the height of its popularity during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 0.581%) and has become much less widespread since, with Smith becoming less fashionable. (2014 Birth Statistics)