Gender: Female Meaning of Blake: "fair-haired, dark" Origin of Blake: English Blake's Popularity in 2019: #222

Blake Origin and Meaning

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

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, 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.

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Rank in US: #222

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babettee Says:


I like it as a middle name, not too find of it as a first.

emilyfalls13 Says:


Used Blake for our girl and we get tons of compliments on it! We gave her 2 more girly middle names too, that have family ties, so her full name is Blake Samantha Lucille. We love it!

bordercollie Says:


I don't particularly care for Blake on a boy, mostly just because of a bad association, but I like it on a girl.

lauren.deaton Says:


this name fits well for a boy but i also love the spunky twist it gives a girl.... I like the name Blakely too so blake could be a nick name for blakely but over all it is perfect the way it is.. :)

TheSlothPrincess Says:


I like Blake better for a girl than a boy. Sounds a little tomboy-ish, but cool and modern.

AlexxisLynn Says:


I love it.

ANewNameForMe Says:


Love this name :D

ldougie Says:


I love Blake. It is not too common for girls and is just my style.

Caroline Says:


Like it!

jasminegarden Says:


Love this name! Much prefer it for a girl, it sounds so spunky and cool.

Guest Says:


I like this more on a girl, it's sounds so refined and proper :) especially on Blake Lively. Equally unisex to me.

missblake7 Says:


I hated my name when I was younger but now I love it. I also like the name Francis with the "i" for a girl.