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Gender: M Meaning of Blake: "fair-haired, dark" Origin of Blake: English Blake's Popularity in 2014: #84

Blake -- an early unisex option -- is still in the Top 85 for boys, remaining a sophisticated choice. And yes, both conflicting meanings of Blake are accurate. It originated as a surname in England derived from a nickname. Much of its masculine image was influenced by the wealthy, silver-haired character Blake Carrington in the massively popular 80s TV series Dynasty. Rosie O'Donnell has a son named Blake.

Famous People Named Blake

Blake Edwards (born William Blake Crump), American film director/producer
Blake Austin Griffin, American basketball player
Blake Tollison Shelton, American country music singer
Blake Colin Lewis, American pop singer
Blake Adam Ritson, English actor
Blake Michael, American actor
(Randolph) Blake Farenthold, U.S. Congressman from Texas
Blake Alexander Jenner, American actor and singer
Blake Sennett, American musician of band Rilo Kiley and former child actor
Blake Nickolas Masche, sextuplet on reality TV's "Raising Sextuplets"
(Philip) Blake Morrison, British memoirist and poet
Blake Noll, son of Australian singer Shannon Noll
Blake Raymond Anderson, American actor/comedian
Blake Clark, American actor/comedian
Blake Harrison (Keenan), English actor
Blake James Wheeler, American ice hockey player
Blake David Annen, American NFL football player
Blake Mills, American musician
Blake Smith, American fashion designer of TV's "Under the Gunn"
William Blake, English poet

Pop Culture References for the name Blake

Robin John Blake, character in "The Dark Knight Rises"
Blake Carrington, character on TV's "Dynasty"
Blake Sofian Gripling, character on TV's "As Told By Ginger"
"One (Blake's Got a New Face)", a song by Vampire Weekend
Octavia and Bellamy Blake, characters in "The 100"