"fair-haired, dark"

Blake Origin and Meaning

The name Blake is both a boy's name and 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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Blake Popularity

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Famous People Named Blake

  • Blake Amanda Perlman (b. 1984)daughter of actor Ron Perlman
  • Blake LindsleyAmerican Actress
  • Blake Bacher (b. 2006)daughter of swimmer Nicole Haislett and Ricky Bacher
  • Blake Harper Feeley (b. 2016)daughter of athletes Heather Mitts and A.J. Feeley
  • Blake Elizabeth Heeney (b.2016)daughter of NFL linebacker Ben Heeney
  • Blake LivelyAmerican actress
  • Blayke Louise Busbydaughter of Adam and Danielle Busby, parents of the U.S.' first all girl quintuplets

Blake in Pop Culture

  • Blake Belladonnacharacter in web,series "RWBY"
  • Daphne Blakecharacter on animated series "Scooby Doo"
  • Blake Gainescharacter in movie "San Andreas"
  • Blake Chandlercharacter in movie "Irreconcilable Differences" played by Sharon Stone
  • Blake Collinschild predator on "Shameless"

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