Gender: Male Meaning of Blackwell: "black well or stream" Origin of Blackwell: English

Blackwell Origin and Meaning

The name Blackwell is a boy's name of English origin meaning "black well or stream".


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Mobjack Says:


I know this thread is super old and most likely abandoned by now, but I'm gonna give it's go. I was interested In HOW Blackwell was symbolic as a name, as you mentioned. It is an old family name, and indeed it started as a surname, but made the jump to first name back in the 1700's when my 5th great grandma married a Smith, but I imagine she wanted to honor her father's family by naming her son her maiden family name.

moraea Says:


Ashley, Lesley, Hudson, Bailey, Sawyer & Tamsin were all surnames originally and they have done very well as firsts. I think Blackwell works better as a middle though. I also feel that if you have an unusually uncommon surname that you want to use, such as Braier, it should be from within your own family & that there are certain names that simply don't work as a first, such as Janik & Schmitt, or ones that work better as a variation ie Thompson= Tamsin or Thomas

Guest Says:


I think that's a bit silly. Using a last name for a first name is silly in general.

Minzie Says:


I generally agree with you except for Stanley. I think Stanley is a lovely name for a boy, despite it being a surname.

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


I agree with not having surnames as first names. Only I feel that way to the ones that are established surnames like Newton, Stanley and Langley.

l_cotton Says:


I have a personal bias against surnames that aren't from within your own family as first names. Otherwise, the name Blackwell is a deeply symbolic name and the family is quite old, overall a lovely name.