Blake


Blake

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pronunciation= Bl-ake
gender = Male, Female
meaning = "black, pale, dark, bright"
region = English
origin = Old English
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Blake is either a surname or a given name. It means either black or pale. It originated from Old English. Originally it was a nickname for someone who had dark or pale skin.

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.

Blake often refers to the British poet, painter and printmaker William Blake (1757-1827).

People with surname Blake

A

*Andrew Blake

B

* Blind Blake, American blues and ragtime musician

* Bud Blake, American cartoonist

C

* Casey Blake, American baseball player
* Charles E. Blake, Pentecostal Bishop
* Clive Blake, bass guitarist

D

* Daphne Blake, fictional character from "Scooby-Doo"
* Darcy Blake, Welsh footballer
* Dave Blake, Canadian politician
* David Valentine Jardine Blake, Australian general
* Derek Blake, British biomedical researcher
* Donovan Blake, Jamaican-American cricketer

E

* Edward Blake, Canadian politician
* Eubie Blake, American jazz pianist and composer
* Eugene Carson Blake, American Protestant leader

F

*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

G

* George Blake (born 1922), a British spy, and double agent for the Soviet Union
*George E. Blake (1775-1871), American music publisher
* Gerald Blake, British television director
* Gillian Blake, British actress
* Gordon A. Blake, USAF general

H

* Hamish Blake, Australian comedian
* Harris Blake, American politician
* Henry Blake, fictional character
* Henry Arthur Blake, British colonial administrator
* Howard Blake, British composer

J

* James Blake (disambiguation):
**James Hubert "Eubie" Blake (1887–1983), American musician
**James F. Blake (1912–2002), bus driver
**James Blake (born 1979), American professional tennis player
**James "Spanish" Blake, Nine Years War figure
**Ronald James Blake, civil engineer
* Jason Blake (ice hockey) (born 1973)
* Jeff Blake (born 1970), retired American football quarterback
* Jenna Blake, model
* 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
* John Blake, Jr. (born 1947), American jazz violinist
* Jon Blake (born 1958), actor of the 1980s
* Joseph Blake, governor of South Carolina
* Joseph Henry Blake (1797–1849), Irish nobleman and socialist
* Julia Blake (born 1936), Australia-based British-born actress

K

* Katharine Blake

L

* Lillie Devereaux Blake

M

* Madge Blake
* Mervyn Blake
*Michael Blake (born 1945), American author
*Michael Blake (composer) (born 1951), South African composer
*Michael Blake (musician) (born 1964), Canadian-born American-based saxophonist, composer, and arranger

N

* Nathan Blake
* Noel Blake
* Norman Blake, American folk/bluegrass instrumentalist and vocalist
* Norman Blake, Scottish rock musician who is a member of Teenage Fanclub
* Nzinga Blake

P

* Peter Blake
**Peter Blake (actor)
**Peter Blake (yachtsman) (1948–2001)
**Sir Peter Blake (artist) (born 1932), British artist

Q

* Quentin Blake

R

* Ran Blake
* Rob Blake, (born 1969), Canadian ice hockey player
* Robbie Blake
*Robert Blake (disambiguation), several people including:
** Admiral Robert Blake (1599–1657), English Admiral
** Dr. Robert R. Blake (1918–2004), American management theoretician
** Robert Blake (actor), an actor, from TV's "Baretta"
** Robert Blake, Baron Blake
** Robert Harrison Blake, fictional character
** Robert O. Blake, American diplomat
** Robert O. Blake, Jr., American diplomat, the son of the above
** Robert Blake (dentist)
* Rodney Blake
* Roj Blake, fictional character from the television serial "Blake's 7"
* Ronald James Blake

* Sexton Blake, fictional detective for multiple authors
* Sophia Jex-Blake, British physician and feminist
* Sophie Blake, British television presenter
* Stanley Thatcher Blake, Australian botanist
* Stephanie Blake, American actress
* Steve Blake, American basketball player
* Susie Blake, British actress
* Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, English footballer

T

* Tchad Blake, record producer
* Thomas Blake, American tennis player
* Thomas Blake Glover, Scottish merchant
* Toe Blake, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

V

* Sir Valentine Blake, 1st Baronet of Menlough

W

* Walter Blake, 6th Baronet of Menlough
* Whitney Blake
* Wilfred Theodore Blake
* William Blake (1757–1827), British poet, painter, and printmaker
* William Burdine Blake, Sr.
* William Phipps Blake
* William Blake (fiction), a 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

People with given name Blake

*Blake Alphonso Higgs, Bahamian Calypso singer also known as Blind Blake
* Blake Carrington, fictional oil tycoon from the TV series "Dynasty"
* Blake Edwards, American film director, screenwriter, and producer
* Blake Lewis, American singer and American Idol contestant
* Blake Lively, American actress

Other uses of Blake

*The Blake School (disambiguation), A set of schools
*"Blake" (monologue), by Elliot Hayes
* Blake River Megacaldera Complex, a large cluster of volcanoes in Ontario and Quebec, Canada

ee also

*Blake Baronets
*lookfrom|Blake


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