Blake

Pronunciation: bla-hke-h
Origin: United Kingdom
gender-male
Author

Emmy Samtani

Emmy Samtani

Emmy is the founder of Kiindred and mother to 3 little ones. Over the last 4 years, she has worked with some of the most credible experts in the parenting space and is a keen contributor on all things parenthood.
Region Origin: Europe

Blake is a gender-neutral name of British origin, meaning "black," "dark," "bright," "shining," or "pale". It is derived from the Old English words "blæc," meaning "black" or "dark," and "blac," which means both "white" or "pale". The name's origins are uncertain, but it could be a nickname for someone with dark hair or skin, or a nickname for someone with pale hair or skin. Another theory suggests that it is a corruption of "Ap Lake," meaning "Son of Lake," although there is no evidence to support this claim. Blake became a popular last name in the 18th century, thanks to the English poet William Blake. The name Blake offers a variety of interpretations, with colors often symbolic of night and day. The "shining" and "bright" elements of the name may represent the sun and stars, while the "black" and "dark" aspects could signify the night. As a gender-neutral name, Blake has been used for both boys and girls, with its popularity peaking in the early 2000s.

Blake Name Popularity Data

chat-overall Overall: Blake is currently #92 on Kiindred
gender-female Boy: Blake is currently #92 on Kiindred Boy Names
gender-male Overall Nature: Blake is currently #35 on Kiindred Nature Names
gender-male Boy Nature: Blake is currently #35 on Kiindred Boy Nature Names
gender-male Overall Unique: Blake is currently #89 on Kiindred Unique Names
gender-male Boy Unique: Blake is currently #89 on Kiindred Boy Unique Names

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Famous People Named Blake

  • Blake Lively: Blake Lively is an American actress known for her roles in "Gossip Girl," "The Age of Adaline," and "A Simple Favor."
  • Blake Jenner: Blake Jenner is an American actor and singer known for his roles in "Glee" and "Everybody Wants Some!!"
  • Blake Edwards: Blake Edwards was an American filmmaker and screenwriter known for directing "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and the "Pink Panther" series. He passed away in 2010.