Blythe

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since 1880
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Origin and Meaning of Blythe

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  • According to a user from Philippines, the name Blythe is of Unknown origin and means "Joyful".
  • According to a user from Oregon, United States, the name Blythe is of English origin and means "Joyous".
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Wiktionary

From Old English blīþe (“merry”)

  1. Any of a number of places in England and the U.S.A.
  2. A surname​ either derived from a nickname, or from the English places.
  3. A female given name transferred from the surname, reinforced by the word blithe.

Notable Persons Named Blythe

Blythe Danner is an actor and actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1965. Blythe was given the name Blythe Katherine Danner on February 3rd, 1943 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Blythe Masters is a ceo digital asset holdings, former head of global commodities at j.p. morgan, jpmorgan chase, and former head of global commodities atj.p. morgan. Blythe was given the name Blythe Sally Jess Levett on March 22nd, 1969 in Oxford.

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Blythe Auffarth is an actress. She was most active from 1999 to present. Blythe was given the name Blythe Chestin Auffarth on April 23rd, 1985 in Pleasant Valley (town), New York. Blythe is also known as Blythe Auffarth.

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Blythe Duff is an actor and actress. She has been prominent since 1984. Blythe was born on November 25th, 1962 in East Kilbride.

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Blythe Hartley is an athlete. Blythe was born on May 2nd, 1982 in Edmonton.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Blythe

Lionel Barrymore was an actor. He was most prominent from 1893 to 1954. Lionel was given the name Lionel Herbert Blythe on April 28th, 1878 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. He passed away on November 15th, 1954.

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D. Randy Blythe is a groove metal, thrash metal, and death metal musician. He has been prominent since 1995. D. was given the name David Randall Blythe on February 21st, 1971.

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Ethel Barrymore was an actress. She was most prominent from 1895 to 1957. Ethel was given the name Ethel Mae Blythe by her parents Maurice Barrymore and Georgiana Drew on August 15th, 1879 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. She left this life on June 18th, 1959.

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Diana Barrymore was a stage and film actress. She was most active from 1939 to 1959. Diana was given the name Diana Blanche Barrymore Blythe by her parents John Barrymore and Blanche Oelrichs on March 3rd, 1921 in New York City, New York, U.S. She left this life on January 25th, 1960.

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Maurice was given the name Herbert Arthur Chamberlayne Blythe on September 21st, 1849 in Amritsar. He breathed his last breath on March 25th, 1905.

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Jr. William Jefferson Blythe was a soldier, door-to-door, and traveling salesman. Jr. was born on February 27th, 1910 in Sherman, Texas. They breathed their last breath on May 17th, 1946.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1897 6 6 0
1904 6 6 0
1912 5 5 0
1915 16 11 5
1917 15 10 5
1918 12 7 5
1919 8 8 0
1921 6 6 0
1922 16 11 5
1923 10 10 0
1924 6 6 0
1926 6 6 0
1927 7 7 0
1928 12 7 5
1929 5 5 0
1930 7 7 0
1931 5 5 0
1932 8 8 0
1933 7 7 0
1935 11 11 0
1940 8 8 0
1941 13 6 7
1942 5 5 0
1944 15 15 0
1945 13 8 5
1946 12 12 0
1947 15 15 0
1948 9 9 0
1949 19 19 0
1950 22 22 0
1951 19 14 5
1952 28 28 0
1953 22 22 0
1954 22 22 0
1955 16 16 0
1956 29 24 5
1957 24 24 0
1958 23 23 0
1959 23 23 0
1960 22 22 0
1961 24 24 0
1962 34 34 0
1963 32 27 5
1964 18 18 0
1965 26 26 0
1966 19 19 0
1967 25 25 0
1968 20 20 0
1969 23 23 0
1970 50 50 0
1971 28 28 0
1972 34 34 0
1973 55 55 0
1974 109 109 0
1975 66 66 0
1976 58 58 0
1977 59 59 0
1978 66 66 0
1979 63 58 5
1980 47 47 0
1981 71 71 0
1982 76 76 0
1983 66 66 0
1984 91 91 0
1985 84 84 0
1986 68 68 0
1987 72 72 0
1988 61 61 0
1989 51 51 0
1990 78 73 5
1991 64 58 6
1992 50 50 0
1993 46 41 5
1994 53 48 5
1995 53 46 7
1996 43 43 0
1997 64 57 7
1998 47 40 7
1999 61 56 5
2000 71 60 11
2001 66 66 0
2002 83 74 9
2003 78 72 6
2004 82 75 7
2005 87 79 8
2006 73 65 8
2007 70 64 6
2008 78 78 0
2009 96 87 9
2010 91 86 5
2011 111 106 5
2012 173 165 8
2013 181 174 7
2014 178 169 9
2015 159 153 6
2016 174 168 6
2017 124 117 7

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Popularity of Blythe as a first name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Blythe U.S.
  White 84.93% 64.26%
  African American 8.93% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.44% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.77% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.59% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.34% 16.26%

Of Last Name Blythe

People with the last name Blythe are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Blythe

  • How Popular is the name Blythe? Blythe is the 4,002nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Blythe was the 4,470th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Blythe have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,563 babies born with the first name Blythe in the United States. That's more than enough people named Blythe to occupy the territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Blythe? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1897 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Blythe first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Blythe is Friday, December 20th, 1878.
  • What year had the most people named Blythe born? The highest recorded use of the first name Blythe was in 2013 with a total of 174 babies.
  • Random Blythe Factoid: According to the 2013 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Blythe is not a popular baby girl's name in Arizona. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Arizona have the same name as you in 2013.
  • Weird things about the name Blythe: Your name in reverse order is Ehtylb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ybtehl. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Blythe? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 7,947 people with the last name Blythe.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Blythe? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Blythe as their last name.

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