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Meaning

The name Blake has the following meaning:

Refers to either "dark-skinned" or "pale-skinned." A sophisticated choice for boys.
This name can be given to both baby boys and girls. It is a unisex name.

Popularity

As a baby boy name, Blake is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 85 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Blake rose in popularity, moving up the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 1 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 89 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Blake in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics

Pronunciation

The name Blake is pronounced as blay-kh

Origins

Blake originates from the English language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Blake and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Blake: Boys - Admiral, Alfred, Barton, Boston, Burton, Coleman, Davis, Dickinson, Dunton, Earl, Elmore, Errol, Gardner, Garfield, Graham, Hamilton, Hayward, Jamari, Kipp, Lyman, Lyndon, Girls - Ammie, Arrie, China, Cordie, Darlene, Diamond, Jaelynn, Jaimie, Kimora, Knowles, Lady, Mercy, Octavia, Pinkie, Precious, Shirlene, Both genders - Albert, Augustine, Edward, Madison, Parker

Variants

Popular Variants for the name Blake: Blaek, Blaeke, Blaike, Blayk, Blayke

Style

We think the name Blake should fall under the following style category: Cool.

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Impression

Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Blake to be: A tall, good-looking and rich chap

In one word, you might describe Blake as a(n) "rich" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Blake (or its variants) are:

James Hubert Blake, born on 7 February, a famous composer. James Hubert Blake's background: A composer, lyricist, and pianist of ragtime, jazz, and popular music. With long time collaborator Noble Sissle, Blake wrote the Broadway musical Shuffle Along in 1921; this was one of the first Broadway musical ever to be written and directed by African Americans. Blake's compositions included such hits as, 'Bandana Days', 'Charleston Rag', 'Love Will Find A Way', 'Memories of You', and 'I'm Just Wild About Harry'. The musical Eubie!, which featured the collective works of Blake opened on Broadway in 1978.

Blake Colin Lewis, born on 21 July, a famous singer. Blake Colin Lewis's background: An American singer-songwriter and beatboxer who was the runner-up to Jordin Sparks on the sixth season of American Idol.

William Blake, born on 28 November, a famous poet. William Blake's background: An English poet, painter, and printmaker. Largely unrecognised during his lifetime, Blake's work is today considered seminal and significant in the history of both poetry and the visual arts.
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