Origin:British
Popularity:370
Meaning:Dark woodland clearing
Blakely is a gender-neutral name of British and Scottish origin. Blakely comes from Blakeley, a name given to several places throughout the Northern England and Scottish borders. The name comprises the Old English words blæc, meaning “dark, black,” and leah, meaning “woodland clearing.” Blakely carries a sophisticated air that outshines its mysterious-sounding connotation, which evokes imagery of verdant, misty plains. If you’re on the hunt for a refined and trendy name that nods to your British heritage, you can’t go wrong with Blakely.

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