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I'm so glad this site had Blythe listed as a masculine name because on another site it was supposed to be for a girl & I think it would be lovely for a little boy.
r_a_y_e  10/21/2005
Blythe Hartley is a Canadian Olympic diver.
eponine_pontmercy  11/25/2005
In L.M. Montgomery's "Anne of Green Gables" series this is the last name of Gilbert. He calls Anne "carrots" because of her red hair and she breaks a slate (a small, hand-held blackboard) over his head and she snubs him for a LONG time. It's funny, because eventually they marry!
― Anonymous User  11/26/2005
I am also so glad that you have Blythe as masculine. I have a son named Blythe and everytime I say his name to someone they say oh, your daughter. We love this name and knew it was an old English name.
myrmior1  12/15/2005
This name is the most enchanting to me. I love it. Sounds like an elven name. VERY VERY unique. This is my most favorite boys name.
― Anonymous User  1/16/2006
This is a city in California. My parents live there.
Jeana Bradbury  1/18/2006
Actress Blythe Danner (mother of Gwyneth Paltrow) is a famous bearer.
Elphi  1/19/2006
My name actually happens to be Blythe, and I'm a female. As it happens, I have most commonly heard it used in association with females, rather then males. If a male has the name, it's usually a surname, a la Gilbert Blythe. So in conclusion, I don't think it is mutually exclusive to either gender. As a side note, the name also means 'joy', I've read. Just thought I'd comment!
BlytheEngel  2/15/2006
It is boy and girl. There is a line of dolls called Blythe Dolls that came out in the 70's, and are very expensive collector items now.
― Anonymous User  2/17/2006
I love this name. I think it sounds very beautiful and intriguing. I would use it for a female, but I wouldn't think it was weird if it was a male's name.
Kris-tine  4/12/2006
Blythe is one of the middle names of Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin's daughter, Apple. Apple's full name is Apple Blythe Allison Martin ("Blythe" after Gwyneth's mother, and "Allison" after Chris's mother).
Pheadirean  6/4/2006
I love the meaning! It makes me like the name more!
― Anonymous User  6/22/2006
I find it a little weird as a male name because there are those creepy dolls from the sixties with the huge heads called Blythe. But hey, I suppose it's a unisex one or something.
heresthereasonwhy  10/6/2006
Blythe is my middle name. I like it as I think it is unusual. I have seen spellings of it with no e on the end - Blyth, but I think it is best with the e.
BonnieBee  1/2/2007
Blythe Brown is the wife of best-selling author Dan Brown (the Da Vinci Code, Angels and Demons).
LouisLovePower  1/27/2007
Famous bearer: Drew Blyth Barrymore. It's spelled differently, but still retains the same meaning. I wonder why Drew Barrymore's parents named her both male names when she is a woman?
rory  3/2/2007
I love this name spelled "Blithe." I would use it as a middle name for a boy or girl, but probably only a first name for a girl. The meaning is really cute too!
elysa  3/14/2007
I chose the name Blythe for my little girl as I believe it is Scottish Gaelic meaning 'Free Spirit' - and she certainly is!
madkaz2  3/29/2007
"Blithe" still means joyous and lighthearted in English. It's an everyday word in parts of England.
visitor27  5/23/2007
I have never encountered this as a man's name. It's odd to have it listed only as a masculine name and not feminine, because I have known several female Blythes/Blithes.
lillina12  8/5/2007
On the show House MD, House's mother's name is Blythe House.
Evil  1/14/2008
Sounds like someone with a lisp is saying blind.
jasmineenimsaj  3/1/2008
Singer Chris Martin and actress Gwyneth Paltrow have a daughter Blythe Alison Martin, born 14 May 2004, London, England, UK.
MaggieSimpson  5/14/2008
Actually Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow's daughter's name is "Apple Blythe Alison Martin", though Paltrow did say that her daughter would go by her middle name.
Chanel  8/28/2008
UNISEX use over the last few hundred years. So, deserves to be called androgynous. I love it for either but spelt as Blithe.
― Anonymous User  11/27/2008
Blythe Duff is a Scottish actress best known for her role in the TV show 'Taggart'.
Caledonia-Forever  12/11/2008
I must say I regard this as a girls name. It always reminds me of Shakespeare's play Much Ado About Nothing - which includes lines advising ladies to be "blithe and bonny".
lilmissodd  2/5/2009
It is used more commonly as a feminine name.
The Piscean Muse  11/7/2009
It is used more commonly as a feminine name.
The Piscean Muse  11/7/2009
The Blythe line of dolls from the 1970s famously bear this name.
The Piscean Muse  11/7/2009
I've also seen this as a surname.
italiannames  1/1/2010
I think this is a beautiful name. I've always liked it more than my name, Brooke. It draws you in and is interesting. I think it's more of a girl name but can be a boy's name I guess.
Addicted  7/7/2010
I quite like Blythe for a girl, though I'm not sure I'd use it, it's going on my list.

I think Blythe is one of those few cross-over names that started off as feminine and people started using for boys. Tatum being another that I can think of.
alicehartley4884  7/17/2010
I find this name really unattractive. It's just not a pretty sound, and its origins as a surname are really offputting. The gender is also kind of unclear. I'd rather be named Nevaeh or Kaelyn (two names I really hate) than Blythe.
the_awesome_elf  3/13/2012
Spencer Radcliffe, musician, performs under the name Blithe Field. His music is in the electronic genre.
willarose93  1/14/2013
The name Blythe was given to 162 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
Oohvintage  7/17/2013
As a surname it was borne by Betty Blythe (1893-1972), silent screen actress.
alberto  9/13/2013
Blythe Baxter is the main character in the Littlest Pet Shop (2012 TV series).
― Anonymous User  6/30/2014
The meaning is just lovely. Blythe is a cool, gorgeous name. It isn't one of those usual girl names ending with an 'a' so it makes the name stand out more. :D.
― Anonymous User  7/25/2014
This has to be one of the ugliest names in all of existence and not just because it's excessively outdated. I honestly can't decide which is worse; Blythe or Blanch.

They aren't flattering or attractive in the least.
― Anonymous User  11/24/2014
According to the British Baby Names blog Blythe was not uncommon in Tudor England as a girls' name, and was used in the Middle Ages too.
Just Jonquil  12/14/2014
I love this name for a girl and I love the meaning of joy. I think this name sounds so upper class (in a good way!) if you're considering this name, I would definitely use it!
― Anonymous User  12/27/2014
Just as an FYI, if you go to the info about this name on this websites rather than just comments it's listed as male and female. It is a unisex name for those who are saying "I'm so glad it's listed as a masculine name".
― Anonymous User  12/27/2014
I absolutely adore this name on a boy, pronounced how it is shown here on the site. If I ever have a son, I just might choose this name.
― Anonymous User  1/6/2015
I really love the name Blythe and I couldn't see it as a boy's name.
nerdalert219  1/2/2016
It makes me think of the word "blight".
― Anonymous User  1/3/2016
The name Blythe was given to 151 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/16/2016
Blythe is very good English name. Its meaning is happy and care free.

It is of Old English origin. Traditionally a surname used on boys, Blythe is today used on both genders.

Blythe is a city in Riverside County, California, United States, in the Colorado River Valley (in California, the "Palo Verde Valley"), an agricultural area along the Colorado River. Blythe was named after Thomas Blythe, a gold prospector who established primary water rights to the Colorado River in the region in 1877.

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melvinpotter  7/5/2016
If you don’t know Blythe by name, you may know her by sight. She is instantly recognizable by her big, lollipop head and huge, vaguely manga-style eyes which sometimes change colour; her expression is slightly forlorn. She mostly sports geek-chic hair – a heavy fringe, sometimes dyed different colours – and wears vintage-styled outfits.
thisisblythe  9/5/2017

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