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Gender: Female Meaning of Blythe: "happy, carefree" Origin of Blythe: English

The name Blythe is a girl's name of English origin meaning "happy, carefree". Blythe and is often added to lists like One-Syllable Middle Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Pick 5 (GIRLS)".

From the experts:

Blythe embodies a cheerful, carefree spirit and could be the next Blair/Blaine/Blake/Brett/Britt, with the advantage that it's clearly pink. It joins other other light-hearted names for girls: Felicity, Hilary.

Blythe is the middle name of Drew Barrymore--in her case a surname from her rich theatrical history.

The title of the memorable Noel Coward play Blithe Spirit is taken from Shelley's poetic line, "Hail to thee, blithe Spirit"--a nice tribute to a baby Blythe.

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Famous People Named Blythe

Blythe Katherine Danner, American actress; mother of actress Gwyneth Paltrow
Blythe Baird, American actress and poet
Blythe Hartley, Canadian Olympic diver
Blythe Chestin Auffarth, American actress
Blythe Duff, Scottish actress
Blythe Loutit, South African artist and conservationist
Blythe Wilson, Canadian actress
Blythe Pepino, lead singer of Vaults
Drew Blythe Barrymore, American actress/producer/director
Apple Blythe Alison Martin, daughter of musician Chris Martin and actress Gwyneth Paltrow
William Jefferson Blythe III, aka former US president Bill Clinton
Blythe Brooklyn Baird, American Slam Poet

Pop Culture References for the name Blythe

Blythe Baxter, main character on animated series "Littlest Pet Shop" based off of the Littlest Pet Shop toys
Blythe, fashion doll created in 1972
Blythe "Scuddy" Scudamore, male character in "Springhaven" by R. D. Blackmore
Anne Shirley Blythe and Gilbert Blythe, characters in Lucy Maud Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables series

Blithe, Blyth