Blanket

First Name
<100
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meanings and Origins

What does the name Blanket mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Blanket

"Blanket" is a name of American origin, and it means "Cloth Bed Covering". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Blan"ket
Senses
  1. A heavy, loosely woven fabric, usually of wool, and having a nap, used in bed clothing; also, a similar fabric used as a robe; or any fabric used as a cover for a horse.
  2. [Print] A piece of rubber, felt, or woolen cloth, used in the tympan to make it soft and elastic.
  3. A streak or layer of blubber in whales."Nor heaven peep through the blanket of the dark To cry, “Hold, hold!”" [Shak.]

Note: ☞ The use of blankets formerly as curtains in theaters explains the following figure of Shakespeare.

Etymology: F. blanchet, OF. also blanket, a woolen waistcoat or shirt, the blanket of a printing press; prop. white woolen stuff, dim. of blanc white; blanquette a kind of white pear, fr. blanc white. See Blank (a.)

verb Blan"ket
Senses
  1. To cover with a blanket."I'll . . . blanket my loins." [Shak.]
  2. To toss in a blanket by way of punishment."We'll have our men blanket 'em i' the hall." [B. Jonson.]
  3. To take the wind out of the sails of (another vessel) by sailing to windward of her.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Bedding that keeps a person warm in bed
  2. A layer of lead surrounding the highly reactive core of a nuclear reactor
  3. Anything that covers ("there was a blanket of snow")
  4. Cover as if with a blanket ("snow blanketed the fields")
  5. Form a blanket-like cover (over)
  6. Broad in scope or content ("blanket sanctions against human-rights violators")
Wiktionary

From Middle English blanket, blonket, from Old Northern French blanket, blankete, blanquette (Modern French blanchet), diminutive of blanc (“white”). More at blank.

  1. A heavy, loosely woven fabric, usually large and woollen, used for warmth while sleeping or resting.
    The baby was cold, so his mother put a over him.
  2. A layer of anything.
    The city woke under a thick of fog.
  3. A thick rubber mat used in the offset printing process to transfer ink from the plate to the paper being printed.
    A press operator must carefully wash the whenever changing a plate.
  4. A streak or layer of blubber in whales.

blanket was also found in the following language(s): Danish

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Fun Facts about the name Blanket

  • How unique is the name Blanket? Out of 5,838,786 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Blanket was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
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Past life for Blanket born Apr 30, 2009

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Sumatra approximately on 475. Your profession was artist, magician, and fortune teller.

Your psychological profile shows you had a natural talent of psychologist and knew how to use the opportunities. Cold-blooded and calm in any situation. The timid, lonely and self-confident people are everywhere, and your problem - to overcome these tendencies in yourself and then to help other people.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.