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Gender: Male Meaning of Blake: "fair-haired, dark" Origin of Blake: English Blake's Popularity in 2018: #158

The name Blake is a boy's name of English origin meaning "fair-haired, dark". Blake is ranked #158 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Dark and discussed in our forums with posts like "Adding Then Eliminating -- Girls Themed".

From the experts:

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.

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AlexxisLynn Says:


I'm really in love with this name! Im a big fan of Blakely as well.