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What does Blaise mean?

Blaise Pronunciation of Blaise as a boys' name (also used less generally as girls' name Blaise) is pronounced blayz. It is of French and Latin origin, and the meaning of Blaise is "lisp, stutter". From Latin Blasius, derived from "blaesus". The homonym Blaze means "fire". Saint Blasius (fourth century) is supposedly endowed with miraculous healing power, and is the patron of sufferers from sore throats. Blaise Pascal was a brilliant 17th-century child prodigy, mathematician, scientist, and philosopher; he invented the calculating machine and hydraulic press before he died at age 39. The name is popular in France.


ASSOCIATED WITH fire, saint, healing (life), power, brilliant, 17th century, philosopher, popular (famous)


VARIANTS Blais, Blaisdell, Blaize, Blase, Blayze, Blaze


RELATED FORMS VIA BLAZE Blasien, Blasius, Blayse




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How popular is Blaise?

Blaise is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent surname for all people (#15317 out of 150436, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Blaise was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its highest rank of #802 in the U.S. in the year 2003, and is at #1006 presently. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Biagio, Blaize and Blaze (#853 FROM RECENT DATA) are the prominent alternative forms of Blaise (#1006). Usage of these forms of Blaise was well-received among parents less than a decade ago (AVERAGE #1348) and is somewhat less today (#1464, 31.8%). Blaise has generally been preferred by parents, though Blaze is currently ranked higher.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Blaise, Biagio, Blaize, Blaze in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Blaise is pronounced similarly to Bliss. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Alaire, Alvise, Babsen (see Babson), Bail, Bailee, Bailer, Bailey, Bailie, Baily, Bain, Baird, Bairre, Baldie, Bale, Bane, Barde, Baris, Basile, Basset, Beale, Bealle, Beals, Beatie, Bevis, Beviss (see Bevis), Billie, Bjarne, Black, Blade, Blagden, Blain, Blaine, Blair, Blaire, Blake, Blanco, Blane, Blaney, Blayne, Blayr, Blayre, Bligh, Blithe, Blythe, Boas, Boase, Bodie, Bodine, Bogie, Boine, Boriss, Bowie, Bradie, Brae, Braiden, Braidie, Braidy, Brain, Braiser (see Brazier), Braizer, Bransen, Braser, Brice, Bryse, Case, Chanse, Chase, Claire, Clause, Janse, Jase, Moise, Slaide and Ulisse. These names tend to be more commonly used than Blaise.