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Blanche is one of my all time favorite names for a girl, only pronounced in French.
― Anonymous User  4/28/2005
Blanche is the fallen southern belle of Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire."
ars musica  12/3/2005
Blanche was the name of a loose woman on "The Golden Girls."
breakofday  12/9/2005
Frankly I'm not very fond of this name, and I especially dislike the English pronunciation of it ("Blanch" just really throws it away). It sounds so plain and yet so overdone to me. "Blanca," the Spanish version of this name, sounds prettier to me.
gaelruadh19  4/5/2006
Actually, this is just the feminine way of saying the color 'white'. The masculine way is 'blanc'. As far as I know, it has no connections to meaning 'fair'.
echo_of_the_past  4/6/2006
In response to echo_of_the_past, fair doesn't only mean "pretty" or "beautiful". It can mean light coloured, for example a very fair woman would probably look good, but also have rather pale skin. I hope I clarified that for you.
mhavril39  7/20/2007
This is my middle name, after my grandmother. It's not very well known, and when people see my name as Lauren B., they always think it's Beatrice. IT'S NOT! I think it's okay for a middle name but I wouldn't want to be named this, no offense, grandma.
lauren_somebody  6/11/2006
I never liked this name: it sounds so overdone and snobbish. It's the name of a greedy character in Jane Eyre.
Nadriana  7/14/2006
This is a horrible name! Why would anyone do this to their child?
― Anonymous User  10/23/2006
Considering that I've watched this British soap opera "Coronation Street" since I was a tot, and the Blanche on there is an interfering, nosy, grumpy old woman, it was only natural that I took an instant dislike to this name. I have thought it granny-ish and what-not, but now I've begun to like it, just as I have a lot of other 'older' names, such as Edith and Enid etc. It's become quite a fresh, young, attractive name to me now. It just seems to me that if you go around long enoguh saying 'Eurgh, I hate that name' you will begin to change your mind. So keep your options open! - I think this be a rockin' name for a kid.
Surreal  1/18/2007
When I was in kindergarten, I loved the show "The Golden Girls" and Blanche was my favorite character. Which is probably why I'm in the minority when I say that I like the name.
Jasmine  3/24/2007
Blanche is beautiful when pronounced in French. I named my daughter Blanche after the heroine of a French Canadian book, Les Filles de Caleb.
― Anonymous User  10/27/2007
It sounds quite pretentious in either pronunciation. It's a French word, though, so it should be pronounced in the French way, don't you think? The English one just makes it seem like oh, once again, people pick a name, or more like a WORD, kind of like Bijou, in French, because they think it sounds so elegant and classy, but they have no clue how to pronounce it. But the French pronunciation sounds really elitist and snobby, and it's a word for a very common color anyway.
slight night shiver  5/17/2008
I love love this name, I named my first daughter this and she turned 2 today! I speak French to her so for the longest time she would pronounce her name 'bébé', like baby. So adorable.
― Anonymous User  4/21/2009
It's a nice name, but I hate the English pronunciation.
― Anonymous User  5/6/2009
Blanche Ingram is a character in Charlotte Bronte's novel Jane Eyre.
Clockwork  6/13/2009
Snow White's name is Blanche-Neige in French.
shotgun_wedding  3/13/2010
Blanche Sweet (June 18, 1896 – September 6, 1986) was an American silent film actress who began her career in the earliest days of the Hollywood motion picture film industry.
moonbaby9307  4/16/2010
Blanche is simple, elegant and beautiful. A timeless name.
Shahzadi  8/28/2010
Blanche is really pretty--when pronounced the FRENCH way. The English pronunciation is absolutely horrid: "Blaaaaanch." I'm sorry, but that sounds like someone being sick. "Blawnsh" (French), however, is quite beautiful. I particularly like names derived from Blanche, or combined from Blanche and something else--like Blanchette or Blanchefleur.
erb816  10/25/2010
Blanche Brier is one of the main characters in the Fairy Tale Novels series by Regina Doman. She is a modern-day character who correlates both with Snow White in "Snow White and Rose Red" and Snow White in "Snow White and the Seven Dwarves".
thesnowwhiterose  5/5/2011
Blanche de la Force is the main character in the novel The Song at the Scaffold by Gertrud von de Fort. I think it may have been a play or movie at some time as well.
thesnowwhiterose  5/5/2011
Blanche "Betty" Stuart Scott was among the first female aviators in the United States. She was the first female test pilot in the US, and the second woman to drive an automobile across the country, in 1910. She was also the first woman to fly in a jet airplane, in 1948. Go Blanche go!
New_Chloe  6/3/2011
In 1894, Blanche Douglass Leathers became the first woman master and steamboat captain on the Mississippi River. She was known as "The Angel of the Mississippi".
New_Chloe  6/3/2011
This name is so ridiculous it's not even fair for an old lady to have. This name is said to mean "fair, white", but that's also another word for, or way of saying "blank". Makes perfect sense.
MyFartsSmellGood  7/4/2011
I love the name Blanche, however the English pronunciation is just terrible. I'm sorry, but seriously, BLANCH? The French pronunciation, BLAWNSH, sounds prettier. It was originally the nickname for a blonde, but I find it pretty for almost any girl.
blondieboo629  7/11/2011
I think it's a very classy name, despite being a bit harsh sounding. It sounds TERRIBLE in English, though. The French pronunciation is what captivates.
Black_X  10/31/2011
In the book Jane Eyre there's a character named Blanche Ingram.
― Anonymous User  6/10/2012
Blanche was the oldest daughter of King Louis VIII of France and was named after her mother Blanca of Castile. She died young.
CarolinW  6/11/2012
Blanche (1240-1243) was the oldest daughter of King Louis IX of France and his wife Margaret of Provence.
CarolinW  6/11/2012
Blanche was also the name of another daughter of King Louis IX of France and his wife Margaret of Provence. She was named after her older, deceased sister.
CarolinW  6/11/2012
Blanche was the name of a daughter of King Edward III of England and his wife Philippa of Hainaut.
CarolinW  6/12/2012
Blanche (1392-1409) was the oldest daughter of King Henry IV of England and his wife Mary.
CarolinW  6/17/2012
Blanche was the oldest daughter of King Jean II of France and his second wife Jeanne.
CarolinW  6/19/2012
Blanche (1328-1382) was the daughter of King Charles IV of France and his third wife Jeanne.
CarolinW  6/19/2012
Blanche (1312-1358) was the daughter of King Philippe V of France and his wife Joan of Burgundy.
CarolinW  7/17/2012
Blanche (1278-1305) was the daughter of King Philippe III of France and his second wife Maria.
CarolinW  7/22/2012
Blanche (1290-1294) was the daughter of King Philippe IV of France and his wife Johanna.
CarolinW  7/22/2012
I don't think it is a bad name, the only time I've heard it is in "The Golden Girls", and if you want to use this name, then use it.
cccake15  4/21/2013
Blanche of Lancaster was the first wife of John of Gaunt and mother of king Henry IV of England.
shadow1999  10/21/2013
Strangely enough, I hate the French pronunciation, but I like the English pronunciation. It looks like I'm in the minority.
Ruta Graveolens  12/2/2013
I never liked the English pronunciation of this name, because it's always made me think of ranch dressing.
Meadow  3/16/2014
My name is Blanche, and I had never heard the French pronunciation. Then March of 2015 I got to go to Paris to the Eiffel Tower. It was amazing! On the bus ride from the train station they had a stop, it was "Blanche" and the bus driver called out the stop and I got so excited to hear it pronounced that way! I was named after my grandma who died when I was six so I didn't have a lot of memories with her but my mom was very close to her mother being the only girl with 5 brothers. I am the youngest of 10... 7 girls 3 boys... and I got her name. I am so proud to have her name. But I have to agree it sounds so much better in french. Thanks for all the comments I read on here.
Lunchlady  12/11/2015
I think it's lovely and sophisticated, but only in the French pronunciation. The English one sounds much harsher and uglier, while in French it sounds so smooth and suave.
RoseTintsMyWorld  5/10/2016
This actually is my name. I used to hate it as a kid because everyone judged it badly. As I grew older I became fond of it for being uncommon and unique. I'm still proud of it to this day. Such a lovely name.
Blazeykat  6/1/2016
Sounds like a dog name.
Doge  7/3/2016
Comedian Iliza Shlesinger named her dog Blanche.
lichnost  7/25/2016
In Pokemon Go, this is the name of the leader of Team Mystic.
Feorsteorra  8/5/2016
Blanche (born as: Ellie Delvaux) is a Belgian singer and songwriter. She will represent Belgium in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Ukraine. Blanche previously competed on season five of The Voice Belgique, where she was a member of Team Cats on Trees.
lilolaf  1/18/2017
More than 99.9 percent of people with the first name Blanche are female.
Also Breton.
― Anonymous User  6/5/2017
I like the French origin of this name, and it makes me think of the hilarious Blanche Devereaux from the Golden Girls.
S-Genesis  7/23/2017
Blanche Ravalec is a French actress, dubbing artist and a former stewardess. Ravalec is well known for her role as Dolly, Jaws' girlfriend in the 1979 James Bond film Moonraker. Beyond this, however, she has made over seventy appearances in French-language TV and film. Among her English-to-French dubbing work is as "Christina McKinney" in Ugly Betty, as "Emily Waltham" in Friends and as "Bree Van de Kamp" in Desperate Housewives. She also provides voices for the French dub of Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends.
cutenose  7/30/2017
Blanche was the name of Joan Crawford's character in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane.
Brittish  7/31/2017
Seemingly racist connotations between 'a streetcar' and the definition: white; which is common to French and the Latinate languages. I would personally avoid this one.
Nostradomus  2/12/2018

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