Gender Masculine & Feminine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. /ˈbleɪk/  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

From an English surname that was derived from Old English blæc "black" or blac "pale". A famous bearer of the surname was the poet and artist William Blake (1757-1827). It was originally a mainly masculine name but in 2007 actress Blake Lively (1987-) began starring in the television series Gossip Girl, after which time it increased in popularity for girls.


People think this name is

upper class   wholesome   strong   refined   simple  


Entry updated January 21, 2022