"fair-haired, dark"

Blake Origin and Meaning

The name Blake is a boy's name of English origin meaning "fair-haired, dark".

Blake -- an early unisex option -- dropped out of the Top 100 in 2017 for the first time since 1988, but remains 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.

# 228 in the US

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Blake Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

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Famous People Named Blake

  • Blake Edwards (born William Blake Crump)American film director/producer
  • Blake Austin GriffinAmerican basketball player
  • Blake Ellender LivelyAmerican actress
  • Blake Tollison SheltonAmerican country music singer
  • Blake Colin LewisAmerican pop singer
  • Blake Adam RitsonEnglish actor
  • Blake McGrathCanadian dancer/choreographer and singer
  • Blake MichaelAmerican actor
  • (Randolph) Blake FarentholdU.S. Congressman from Texas
  • Blake Alexander JennerAmerican actor and singer
  • Blake SennettAmerican musician of band Rilo Kiley and former child actor
  • (Philip) Blake MorrisonBritish memoirist and poet
  • Blake Raymond AndersonAmerican actor/comedian
  • Blake ClarkAmerican actor/comedian
  • Blake Harrison (Keenan)English actor
  • Blake James WheelerAmerican ice hockey player
  • Blake David AnnenAmerican NFL football player
  • Blake MillsAmerican musician
  • Blake SmithAmerican fashion designer of TV's "Under the Gunn"
  • Blake Richardsonsinger and guitarist in British band New Hope Club
  • Blake PieroniAmerican swimmer
  • William BlakeEnglish poet
  • Blake Parnellson of singer Lee Roy Parnell
  • Blake Pyattson of singer Iris Williams and Clive Pyatt
  • Blake Dennisson of rapper Willie D
  • Blake Wattson of singers Tracey Thorn and Ben Watt of Everything But the Girl
  • Blake Nollson of singer Shannon Noll
  • Blake Nickolas Masche (b. 2007)sextuplet on reality TV's "Raising Sextuplets"
  • Blake Ray Stone (b. 2010)son of Megan McConnell and Nathan Stone of TV's "16 and Pregnant"
  • Blake Benjamin Dellacqua (b. 2013)son of tennis player Casey Dellacqua
  • Blake Richard Lynch (b. 2016)son of athletes Kim Clijsters and Brian Lynch

Blake in Pop Culture

  • Blake Carringtoncharacter on TV's "Dynasty"
  • Blake Sofian Griplingcharacter on TV's "As Told By Ginger"
  • "One (Blake's Got a New Face)"a song by Vampire Weekend
  • Robin John Blakecharacter in "The Dark Knight Rises"
  • Octavia and Bellamy Blakecharacters in "The 100"

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