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Gender: F Meaning of Blythe: "happy, carefree" Origin of Blythe: English

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Blythe embodies a cheerful, carefree spirit and could be the next Blair/Blaine/Blake/Brett/Britt, with the advantage that it's clearly pink. It joins other other light-hearted names for girls: Felicity, Hilary.

Blythe is the middle name of Drew Barrymore--in her case a surname from her rich theatrical history.

The title of the memorable Noel Coward play Blithe Spirit is taken from Shelley's poetic line, "Hail to thee, blithe Spirit"--a nice tribute to a baby Blythe.

Famous People Named Blythe

Apple Blythe Alison Martin, Daughter of Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow
Blythe Katherine Danner, American actress and mother of Gwyneth Paltrow
Drew Blythe Barrymore, American actress/producer/director

Pop Culture References for the Name Blythe

Blithe, a character in the movie "The Sitter"
Anne Shirley Blythe, in the "Anne of Green Gables" books by L.M. Montgomery
Blythe Baxter, from the "Littlest Pet Shop" TV show
Blythe, a fashion doll created in 1972

Blithe, Blyth