B names, Black/Dark, Color, Female, Kin/Family, Male, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, White


Blake comes from an English surname which has two possible (and contradictory) meanings: it could be derived from Old English blæc meaning “black”, originally a nickname referring to someone with black hair or who had a dark complexion; or it could be from Old English blāc meaning “pale, white”, a nickname that originally referred to someone with fair hair or someone who had a light complexion. It’s also possible that it’s an anglicized form of Irish Ó Bláthmhaic meaning “descendant of Bláthmac”, made up of Irish bláth (flower) and mac (son).

Origin: Proto-Indo-European



  • Blayke (English)



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