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Of English origin.

A masculine and feminine name.

Means “pale blond” or “black”.

From a surname deriving from the Old English word “blœc”, meaning black and Old Norse “blakkr” also meaning black.

Sources also mention it may possibly derive from Old English word “blāc”, meaning pale.

Famous bearer of the surname was painter and poet William Blake.

Famous female bearers are actress Blake Lively and country singer Blake Gray.

Famous male bearers are Blake Edwards, Blake Shelton, Blake Jenner, Blake Harrison, Blake Anderson.