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Gender: F Meaning of Blake: "fair-haired, dark" Origin of Blake: English Blake's Popularity in 2016: #297

The unisex Blake, which indeed has two conflicting meanings, has a briskly efficient image when used for a girl.

Though in the eighties it was seen very much as a boys’ name, epitomized by the character of Blake Carrington, the silver-haired, powerful patriarch of the TV soap Dynasty, and is still Number 127 for boys, these days it's more apt to be associated with Blake Lively, the attractive lead of the Gossip Girl series and the film Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. Blake jumped almost 150 places and hit its highest-ever position, Number 297, in 2016.

Famous People Named Blake

Blake Amanda Perlman (b. 1984), daughter of actor Ron Perlman
Blake Harper Feeley (b. 2016), daughter of athletes Heather Mitts and A.J. Feeley
Blake Bacher (b. 2006), daughter of swimmer Nicole Haislett and Ricky Bacher
Kayla Blake (born Elsie Mapuana Sniffen), American actress
Blake Lively, American actress

Pop Culture References for the name Blake

Blake Belladonna, character in web-series "RWBY"
Daphne Blake, character on animated series "Scooby Doo"

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