Origin:British
Popularity:189
Meaning:black; pale, white
Originally a surname, Blake started as a nickname for individuals with hair or skin that was extremely light or dark. Today Blake is a truly unisex first name, given to both boys and girls, from "Gossip Girl" actress Blake Lively to country crooner Blake Shelton. It has a larger-than-life quality in part because of William Blake, the celebrated Romantic poet and painter, and Blake Carrington, a fictional patriarch from the prime-time 1980s soap "Dynasty." Rosie O’Donnell has a son named Blake, as does Blair Underwood.

Famous Blakes

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Blake Griffin
    Basketball Player
  • Blake Michael
    TV Actor
  • Blake Shelton
    Singer
  • William Blake
    Artist, Poet

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Source: Social Security Administration

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