Girl Baby Name

Blakely

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Quick Facts on Blakely

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • English
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 451
Pronunciation:
BLAKE-lee
Simple meaning:
Dark meadow

Characteristics of Blakely

  • Freedom-loving
  • Adventurous
  • Adaptable
  • Intellectual
  • Easygoing
  • Progressive
  • Sensual

Etymology & Historical Origin - Blakely

Blakely is the transferred use of an English surname originating from place names, specifically various hamlets in the counties of Lancashire and Yorkshire (Blackley and Blakeley). These small villages derive their name from the Olde English words “blæc” (dark, burnt) and “lēah” (open field, meadow) which would have described a “dark meadow”. The place from which a person hailed (i.e., their birthplace) became an effective form of identification, especially if he moved to another village. Once a person relocated and became a stranger in a new town, Adam from Blakeleye might henceforth be referred to as Adam de Blakeleye (which happens to be the first spelling of this particular surname recorded in the late 13th century). People in medieval England were also assigned surnames derived from their occupations; their nicknames; distinguishing characteristics or physical attributes; or from the personal name of one of their parents (usually the father). A surname derived from a location name (like Blakely) was one of the most common types of surnames. Blakely does not have a long history of usage as a first name. In fact, they just started using it for baby girls in the United States and for boys in Australia.

Popularity of the Name Blakely

Blakely just appeared on the American female naming charts for the first time in 2011. The name hasn’t been around long enough to even warrant comment. As a surname, this one feels gender-neutral but as far as we can tell, it’s only being bestowed on baby girls right now. And barely even 300 of them so far. In other words, Blakely is a rarely used name and a brand new coinage in terms of surnames-turned-first-names. With all the surnames in circulation on the charts right now, it seems parents are arbitrarily plucking them from thin air at this point. Everyone’s in a race to be different. Blakely is not a name that easily rolls off the tongue thanks to the “L” sound in both syllables. Try and say the name fast ten times in a row. It’s a little awkward and clunky. Why not just Blake and choose Lee/Leigh as a middle name?
Popularity of the Girl Name Blakely
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Personality of the Girl Name Blakely

The number Five personality loves the excitement of life and can easily adapt to all situations. As natural adventurers, these personalities thrive on the new and unexpected and prefer to be in constant motion. It makes them feel alive. They'll stir up some action if there's not enough around, and as inherent risk-takers they enjoy pushing the envelope. Naturally rebellious, the Five personality has no fear and never resists change.  Traveling and new experiences feed their souls. Fives are very social and attract friends with ease. People love to be around the Five fun-loving and exciting energy.  This is also a lucky number in numerology (like the Threes), so fortune seems to shine on them, helped along by their own optimism and good-nature. Fives have a quick wit, a cerebral mind, and are generally very persuasive. 

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