Blake

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182k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
74k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Blake mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Blake

"Blake" is a name of English origin, and it means "Pale blond one or dark". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Visionary British poet and painter (1757-1827)
Wiktionary
  1. An English surname​, derived from black (dark haired), or from Old English blac, pale or fair.
  2. A surname​ anglicised from Irish Ó Bláthmhaic.
  3. A male given name transferred from the surnames.
  4. (rather rare) A female given name transferred from the surname.

Notable Persons Named Blake

Blake Lively is an actress, model, and celebrity homemaker. She has been prominent since 1998. Blake was given the name Blake Ellender Brown on August 25th, 1987.

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Blake Shelton is a country music musician. He was most prominent from 2001 to present. Blake was given the name Blake Tollison Shelton on June 18th, 1976 in Ada, Oklahoma, United States.

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Blake Jenner was an actor and singer. He has been prominent since 2010. Blake was given the name Blake Alexander Jenner on August 27th, 1992 in Miami, Florida, U.S. He left this life on August 27th, 1992.

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Blake Griffin is a basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers in the National Basketball Association. He has been prominent since 2009. Blake was born on March 16th, 1989 in Oklahoma City.

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Blake Edwards was a film director, screenwriter, producer, and actor. He was most active from 1942 to 1995. Blake was given the name William Blake Crump on July 26th, 1922 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S. He breathed his last breath on December 15th, 2010.

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Blake Anderson is a comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter. He was most prominent from 2006 to present. Blake was given the name Blake Raymond Anderson on March 2nd, 1984 in Sacramento County, California, U.S.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Blake

Sir Daniel Day-Lewis is an actor. He was most active from 1970 to 2012. Daniel was given the name Daniel Michael Blake by his parents Cecil Day-Lewis and Jill Balcon on April 29th, 1957 in London.

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William Blake was a visionary and poetry poet, painter, printmaker, and printmaking. William was born on November 28th, 1757 in Soho, London, Great Britain. He left this life on August 12th, 1827.

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James Blake is an electronic music, dubstep, contemporary r&b, experimental music, and soul music musician. He plays Prophet '08 and Moog Taurus. He was most active from 2009 to present. James was born on September 26th, 1988 in Enfield, London, England. James is also known as E-Harmoni mix.

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Robert Blake is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1939 to 1997. Robert was given the name Michael James Gubitosi on September 18th, 1933 in Nutley, New Jersey, USA. Robert is also known as Bobby Blake, Lyman P. Docker, and Mickey Gubitosi.

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Amanda Blake was an actress. Her career lasted from 1950 to 1989. Amanda was given the name Beverly Louise Neill on February 20th, 1929 in Buffalo, New York, U.S. She left this life on August 16th, 1989.

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Daphne Blake is a fictional character.

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How popular is the baby name Blake in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1883 5 0 5
1886 9 0 9
1888 5 0 5
1890 5 0 5
1892 8 0 8
1893 6 0 6
1894 7 0 7
1895 5 0 5
1897 6 0 6
1900 5 0 5
1901 5 0 5
1903 7 0 7
1904 5 0 5
1906 9 0 9
1908 6 0 6
1909 8 0 8
1910 10 0 10
1911 12 0 12
1912 13 0 13
1913 16 0 16
1914 20 0 20
1915 38 0 38
1916 29 0 29
1917 38 0 38
1918 39 0 39
1919 45 0 45
1920 50 0 50
1921 61 0 61
1922 39 0 39
1923 42 0 42
1924 41 0 41
1925 37 0 37
1926 36 0 36
1927 41 0 41
1928 37 0 37
1929 30 0 30
1930 29 0 29
1931 31 0 31
1932 33 0 33
1933 41 0 41
1934 36 0 36
1935 34 0 34
1936 30 0 30
1937 28 0 28
1938 28 0 28
1939 30 0 30
1940 33 0 33
1941 33 0 33
1942 44 0 44
1943 58 0 58
1944 42 0 42
1945 51 0 51
1946 71 0 71
1947 86 0 86
1948 76 0 76
1949 89 0 89
1950 131 0 131
1951 145 5 140
1952 212 0 212
1953 214 6 208
1954 277 0 277
1955 279 0 279
1956 283 0 283
1957 289 0 289
1958 365 0 365
1959 410 0 410
1960 434 0 434
1961 512 0 512
1962 555 9 546
1963 575 7 568
1964 480 8 472
1965 455 10 445
1966 409 9 400
1967 431 9 422
1968 424 20 404
1969 535 14 521
1970 543 17 526
1971 489 13 476
1972 484 22 462
1973 448 15 433
1974 442 22 420
1975 548 25 523
1976 569 13 556
1977 669 25 644
1978 704 34 670
1979 787 42 745
1980 1,008 39 969
1981 1,769 64 1,705
1982 2,406 56 2,350
1983 2,542 46 2,496
1984 2,811 47 2,764
1985 2,982 62 2,920 #100 boy name
1986 2,873 89 2,784
1987 2,890 103 2,787
1988 3,190 91 3,099
1989 3,671 147 3,524 #97 boy name
1990 4,303 202 4,101 #91 boy name
1991 4,472 198 4,274 #86 boy name
1992 4,584 190 4,394 #84 boy name
1993 4,700 195 4,505 #83 boy name
1994 5,068 192 4,876 #81 boy name
1995 5,022 203 4,819 #77 boy name
1996 4,937 190 4,747 #84 boy name
1997 4,935 207 4,728 #80 boy name
1998 4,779 173 4,606 #85 boy name
1999 4,981 172 4,809 #84 boy name
2000 5,325 183 5,142 #80 boy name
2001 5,500 144 5,356 #77 boy name
2002 5,487 130 5,357 #76 boy name
2003 5,382 108 5,274 #79 boy name
2004 4,807 114 4,693 #95 boy name
2005 4,502 86 4,416 #99 boy name
2006 4,624 91 4,533 #97 boy name
2007 5,360 90 5,270 #88 boy name
2008 5,256 162 5,094 #90 boy name
2009 5,176 229 4,947 #89 boy name
2010 4,938 241 4,697 #87 boy name
2011 5,934 325 5,609 #73 boy name
2012 6,435 402 6,033 #72 boy name
2013 6,177 536 5,641 #75 boy name
2014 5,443 501 4,942 #84 boy name
2015 4,975 751 4,224 #96 boy name
2016 4,373 1,095 3,278
2017 3,782 1,182 2,600

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Popularity of Blake as a first name

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Popularity of Blake as a last name

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Common last names for Blake

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Miller
  • Jones
  • Moore
  • Davis
  • Anderson
  • Wilson
  • Thompson
  • Taylor
  • Robinson
  • King

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Blake U.S.
  White 71.21% 64.26%
  African American 22.58% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.56% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.84% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.14% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.68% 16.26%

Of Last Name Blake

People with the last name Blake are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Blake

  • What name lists does Blake rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Blake? Blake is the 401st most popular name of all time. As a last name Blake was the 447th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Blake have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 182,175 babies born with the first name Blake in the United States. That's more than enough people named Blake to occupy the country of Sao Tome and Principe with an estimated population of 172,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Blake? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1883 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Blake first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Blake is Thursday, March 17th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Blake born? The highest recorded use of the first name Blake was in 2012 with a total of 6,033 babies. That's a lot of babies named Blake!
  • Random Blake Factoid: According to the 2007 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Blake ranks 61st in popularity as a baby boy's name in Vermont. Imagine that, 12 babies in Vermont have the same name as you in 2007.
  • Weird things about the name Blake: Your name in reverse order is Ekalb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Kbael. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Blake? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 73,797 people with the last name Blake.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Blake? Blake was ranked as the 447th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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