Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. BLAHNSH(French) BLANCH(English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From a medieval French nickname meaning "white, fair-coloured". This word and its cognates in other languages are ultimately derived from the Germanic word *blankaz. An early bearer was the 12th-century Blanca of Navarre, the wife of Sancho III of Castile. Her granddaughter of the same name married Louis VIII of France, with the result that the name became more common in France.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesBlanca(Catalan) Blanka(Croatian) Blanka(Czech) Branca(Galician) Bianka(German) Bianka, Blanka(Hungarian) Bianca(Italian) Bianka, Blanka(Polish) Branca(Portuguese) Bianca(Romanian) Blanka(Slovak) Blanka(Slovene) Blanca(Spanish)


People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   natural   wholesome   delicate   refined   strange   simple   serious  


Entry updated June 9, 2023