Blake Pronunciation / / BLAYK Gender Unisex Blake is a surname or a given name which originated from Old English. Its derivation is uncertain; it could come from "blac", a nickname for someone who had dark hair or skin, or from "blaac", a nickname for someone with pale hair or skin. Another theory is that it is a [1 ] corruption of "Ap Lake", meaning "Son of Lake". [2 ]
Blake was the name of one of the 14
Tribes of Galway in Ireland. These Blakes were descendants of Richard Caddell, alias Blake, who was involved in the Norman Invasion of Ireland in 1169.
The Origins of the name Blake is also considered to be Old Norse first appearing in England Yorkshire, possibly derived from the word Blaker referring to a village and a former municipality of
Akershus county, Norway (east of Oslo). Blake often refers to the British poet, painter and printmaker William Blake (1757–1827) or to the contemporary figurative artist Blake (sculptor). People with surname Blake [edit ] A [edit ] B [edit ] C [edit ] D [edit ] E [edit ] F [edit ] Sir Francis Blake, 1st Baronet, of Twizell Castle Sir Francis Blake, 2nd Baronet, of Twizell Castle, High Sheriff of Northumberland (1784), Sir Francis Blake, 3rd Baronet, of Twizell Castle, MP for Berwick-upon-Tweed 1820–1826 and 1827–1834 Sir Francis Blake, 1st Baronet, of Tillmouth Park, MP for Berwick-upon-Tweed 1916–1922 Francisco Blake Mora (1966–2011), Mexican politician G [edit ] H [edit ] J [edit ] James Blake, several people including: Jason Blake (ice hockey) (born 1973), American ice hockey player Jason Blake (footballer) (born 1981), Australian football player Jeff Blake (born 1970), retired American football quarterback Jeremy Blake (1971–2007), American video artist and painter Jerome Blake (born 1956), English actor Joaquín Blake y Joyes (1759–1827), Spanish general John Blake (disambiguation), several people including: Jon Blake (disambiguation), several people Joseph Blake (governor), governor of South Carolina Joseph Blake, 3rd Baron Wallscourt (1797–1849), Irish nobleman and socialist Joseph Henry Blake (chess player), English chess player Julia Blake (born 1936), Australia-based British-born actress K [edit ] L [edit ] M [edit ] N [edit ] P [edit ] Q [edit ] Quentin Blake, English cartoonist, illustrator and children's author R [edit ] Ran Blake (born 1935), American pianist Randy Blake (born 1986), American kickboxer Rob Blake (born 1969), Canadian ice hockey player Robbie Blake (born 1976), English footballer Robert Blake (disambiguation), several people including: Robert Blake (admiral) (1599–1657), English Admiral Dr. Robert R. Blake (1918–2004), American management theoretician Robert Blake (actor) (born 1933), American actor Robert Blake, Baron Blake (1916–2003), English historian Robert Harrison Blake, fictional character created by H. P. Lovecraft Robert O. Blake, American diplomat Robert O. Blake, Jr., American diplomat, the son of the above Robert Blake (1772–1822), dentist Rodney Blake (born 1983), Australian rugby union footballer Roj Blake, fictional character from the television serial Blake's 7 Ronald James Blake (born 1934), civil engineer S [edit ] T [edit ] V [edit ] W [edit ] Walter Blake, 6th Baronet of Menlough Whitney Blake (1926–2002), American actress Wilfred Theodore Blake (1894–1968), pioneer aviator, travel writer and traveller William Blake (disambiguation), several people including William Blake (1757–1827), British poet, painter, and printmaker William Burdine Blake, Sr. (1852–1938), music composer and newspaper publisher William Phipps Blake (1826–1910), American mineralogist and geologist William Blake, fictional character in the film Dead Man William Blake Herron, film screenwriter, director and actor William Blake Richmond (1842–1921), English painter and decorator William Hume Blake (1809–1870), Canadian jurist and politician Y [edit ] People with given name Blake [edit ] Blake Aldridge (born 1982), British diver Blake Alphonso Higgs, Bahamian Calypso singer also known as Blind Blake Blake Carrington, fictional oil tycoon from the TV series Dynasty Blake Griffin (born 1989), American professional basketball player Blake Edwards (1922–2010), American film director, screenwriter, and producer Blake Lewis, American singer and American Idol contestant Blake Lively (born 1987), American actress Blake Morrison, British poet and author Blake Oakfield, fictional surf gangster from the TV series Angry Boys Blake Shelton (born 1976), American country music singer Blake Belladonna, a fictional character of the anime series RWBY Blake as sole name [edit ] See also [edit ] References [edit ]