Blake - boys name

Blake name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 98%

Blake name meaning:

The name Blake is of English origin and has multiple meanings and interpretations. One of the most common meanings of the name is "dark" or "black." This can represent various aspects such as a dark-haired or dark-skinned individual. It may also symbolize strength, power, or mystery. Blake can also be derived from the Old English word "blæc," which means "pale" or "fair." In this sense, the name may be associated with a fair-haired or fair-skinned person.

Aside from its literal meanings, Blake is also a surname with a rich history. It can be traced back to medieval England and is often associated with individuals who were known for their dark complexion or who lived near a dark-colored stream or a dark forest. The name has gained popularity as a given name in recent years due to its strong and edgy sound. It is often chosen for its modern and unisex appeal, making it suitable for both boys and girls.

Origin: English



Surnames, Unisex names

Related names

Blake , Blaike, Blakelee, Blakeley , Blakelie, Blayke

Other boys names beginning with B


Overall UK ranking: 74 out of 4789

771 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (25)
  • Wales (64)
  • England (76)

Historical popularity of Blake

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