Blake

Blake - A unique male name



  Mar 21,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Blake, meaning fair-haired, dark, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1915 on position #1537. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Blake and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Blake? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Blake. The baby boy name Blake was given to 6,008 baby boys in 2012, ranking #71 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 273 baby boys were given this name - making this a unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Blake peaked in popularity 7 years ago in 2012 on position 71.



Famous with this name

Blake Lively
Gladys Blake
Blake Edwards


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Blake is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Blake is currently topping the baby name charts in Michigan at position #20 - and is the least popular in New Mexico at position #131.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Blake is where you live.


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Blake origin and meaning

Blake is a 5 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means fair-haired, dark. To see famous people named Blake, pop culture references for the name Blake and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Blake

We've found the following names that sound similar to Blake, sorted by popularity.

Blaise / Blaze / Blas / Blaize / Blease / Blase / Blayze / Blayke / Bless / Billyjoe /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
201271
201173
201087
200989
200890
200788
200697
200599
200495
200379
200276
200177
200080
199984
199885
199780
199684
199577
199481
199383
199284
199186
199091
198997
1988103
1987105
1986101
1985100
1984103
1983109
1982120
1981159
1980237
1979272
1978281
1977293
1976311
1975331
1974371
1973371
1972363
1971375
1970348
1969340
1968388
1967364
1966381
1965367
1964363
1963332
1962335
1961352
1960378
1959393
1958421
1957466
1956458
1955460
1954437
1953527
1952504
1951641
1950666
1949844
1948916
1947942
1946867
19451129
19441442
19431000
19421526
19411452
19381456
19371490
19361484
19351526
19321434
19271726
19251258
19241359
19221763
19211339
19201011
19181637
19151537

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Michigan20
South Dakota21
Montana26
Iowa27
Minnesota30
Maine36
Ohio38
Vermont42
Missouri43
Rhode Island44
North Dakota44
Pennsylvania46
Wisconsin47
Idaho48
Oregon48
Indiana49
Maryland49
Washington53
West Virginia53
Nebraska54
New Hampshire54
Oklahoma54
Kansas61
Colorado64
Illinois66
Virginia69
Utah69
Florida70
Kentucky74
Alaska75
New York75
North Carolina76
Connecticut80
Tennessee80
Arizona81
Delaware84
Hawaii84
Nevada85
Massachusetts85
Wyoming87
Louisiana94
District of Columbia94
South Carolina94
Arkansas95
Georgia95
New Jersey97
Alabama102
California104
Texas114
Mississippi124
New Mexico131

Even more about Blake


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Blake a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Blake?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2012
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Blake
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 273
Letter count 5
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1915
2012 births +6,008

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