Meaning:black, dark; pale
Though the unisex name’s meaning seems contradictory—is it dark, or is it pale?—there’s no confusion about its beginnings. Blakely originated as a surname from an English county also called Blakeley (with a slight spelling variation). Its use as a first name, most frequently given to girls because of the “ly” suffix, began in 2011 and hasn’t spread very far, making this a fresh and lovely name for your daughter (or son).

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Source: Social Security Administration

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