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

Blakesley Origin and Meaning

The name Blakesley is a girl's name of English origin meaning "dark wolf's wood or clearing".

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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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!