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Gender: Female Meaning of Blakesley: "dark wolf's wood or clearing" Origin of Blakesley: English place-name and surname

The name Blakesley is a girl's name of English origin meaning "dark wolf's wood or clearing". Blakesley and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Dark and discussed in our forums with posts like "Drop your least favourite!".

From the experts:

Blakesley is the name of a village in England, also sometimes found as a surname along with Blakely and Blakeley, turned into a first name for their daughter by reality stars Trista and Ryan Sutter. Blakesley joins other -ley ending names -- Hadley, Finley -- as one of the most popular forms of unisex names with a girlish spin.

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Famous People Named Blakesley

Blakesley Grace Sutter (b. 2009), daughter of reality TV stars Trista and Ryan Sutter

Pop Culture References for the name Blakesley

Blakeslee, character in Emily Giffin's novel The One and Only
Blakesley, Northamptonshire, England


OceanSky Says:


Just name her Blake. The rest is so extra.

Starelli Says:


I like it, but it's a bit of a mouthful.

lizwhiz87 Says:


Looks messy and definitely feels trashy. Wish everyone would stop with these trendy surnames as names.

autumnreverie Says:


It's so cutesy and juvenile. Ew.

ThistleThorn Says:


And I thought Blakeley was bad.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


Not bad, but I prefer Bailey and Brinley.

chibiyui Says:


This is a terrible name for anyone.

Angelicaecb Says:


Did NOT expect this name as a girls name. I like it as a boy name. But overall it has a certain upper class professional rich kid feel, yet with the more humbling and laid back Blake for a nn

CanadaCandie Says:


Just finished Emily Giffin's new novel and there is a character Blakesley. Is this name unique or strange. I've never heard it before but kind of like it. Let me know your thoughts!