Gender: Male Meaning of Blaise: "to lisp, stammer" Origin of Blaise: French

Blaise Origin and Meaning

The name Blaise is a boy's name of French origin meaning "to lisp, stammer".

As modern as it sounds, Blaise is an ancient Christian martyr name. In Arthurian legend, Blaise is the name of Merlin the Magician's secretary. Its relation to the word and name Blaze gives it a fiery feel. Amanda Beard named her baby boy Blaise Ray.

Saint Blaise, an Armenian bishop, is the patron saint of wild animals and those with sore throats. Blaise Pascal was the seventeenth century French mathematician-physicist-inventor-writer-philosopher among whose many accomplishments was the invention of the calculator. And in the modern world, Blaise Zambini is a minor character in the Harry Potter franchise.

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Famous People Named Blaise

Pop Culture References for the name Blaise

Blaze, Blayse, Blayze

Blaise's International Variations

Blaize, Blaisot (French) Ballas, Balas, Balasz (Hungarian) Vlas (Russian) Braz (Portuguese) Blasius, Blasi (German) Blas (Spanish) Biagio (Italian) Blazek (Polish)


EvangelineLilyPotter Says:


The character from Harry Potter is called Blaise ZABINI, not Zambini. Just thought you should know...

breprih Says:


I focus on all the good history of the name like it being a saints name and also belonging to Blaise Pascal who was a brilliant mathematician-physicist-inventor-writer-philosopher.

breprih Says:


I really love Blaise. I am thinking of using it with big brother Roman.

beachbear Says:


Couldn't have said it better! Also, I always thought Zabini was a boy, too.

beachbear Says:


I love this name. A shame about the meaning...although it wouldn't stop me from using it.

Jasmine-Joy Says:


My mum recomended this name when I was pregnant yet I have always has mixed feelings on it, sometimes I love and other times i'm not a big fan...

headintheclouds Says:


My associations with Blaise are Blaise Pascal, and Blaise Zabini from Harry Potter. Before Zabini was confirmed to be a boy in the series, the fandom assumed the character was a girl, but I've always felt that Blaise leaned all-boy. I like that Blaise is an actual name with roots versus Blaze, which is just a tough, cool, "invented" word name in vein with those kinds of violent tacky names that I dislike (Maverick, Rekker etc.). I don't like Blaise's blah meaning, but sound-wise, it seems James-Bond-esque sophisticated to me- Blaise sounds smart and dapper, quick-witted and intelligent + cool and smooth.

dudebomb Says:


My brother has this name and it has worked out well for him. His friends sometimes call him Blazer. I love how unique it is.

franklyjennifer Says:


I love this name because of Blaise Zabini. A very, very underrated character in HP. The meaning really threw me off but considering many people don't really know the meaning of all names, it's doesn't make me like it less. Blaise is one of those names that I like and might use for a character in a novel, but not for my own kid

Angelicaecb Says:


I love Blaise spelled this way, rather then the bold and wild Blaze. It makes me think of a suave, handsome young man who's classy and responsible while still being a bit daring and fun. I prefer it on a boy than a girl, and love the french origin. I also don't think the meaning "to lisp; stammer" is a deterrent. I actually think it's a cute and humbling meaning, even if it's not the most courageous sounding.