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Blaine has never been a top 100 baby name, but it's been on the list of the top 1,000 baby names for boys in the United States for well over a century. As a one-syllable moniker, it works well as both a given and middle name. Its preppy vibes evoke images of quarterbacks and baseball stars — perhaps that's why there have been several noteworthy athletes with the name over the last few decades.

Meaning of the name Blaine:

Gaelic: Yellow

Origin of the name Blaine:

Blaine is a Scottish name, which is derived from the Gaelic nickname “blá,” which meant “yellow.”

Symbolism of the name Blaine:

Blaine was first used as a nickname for people with blonde or yellow hair. The baby name may also be important to people of the Christian faith, as it was the name of a popular saint from the sixth century.

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Gender of the name Blaine:

Blaine is a name used for both boys and girls.

Pronunciation of the name Blaine:


Number of syllables in the name Blaine:


Emotion evoked from the name Blaine:

Blaine is a name with preppy vibes that evokes images of someone who is smart, athletic and well-liked.

Alternative spellings for the name Blaine:

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Popularity of the name Blaine:

Blaine has been one of the top 1,000 baby names for boys in the United States since 1903, according to the Social Security Administration. In 2020, it ranked at 891.

Related names for the name Blaine:

Great middle names for Blaine and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Blaine:

  • Blaine Wilson (gymnast)
  • Blaine Taylor (basketball coach)
  • Blaine Nye (football player, businessman)
  • Blaine Larsen (singer)
  • Blaine Thurier (musician, producer)
  • Blaine Hardy (baseball player)
  • Blaine Gabbert (football player)
  • Blaine Boyer (baseball player)

Blaines in popular culture:

  • Blaine (character in the Pokemon universe)
  • Blaine Anderson (character from the TV show “Glee”)
  • BlaineMono (character from the books “The Wastelands” and “Wizard and Glass”)
  • Blaine Edwards (character from the TV show “In Living Color”)
  • Blaine Miller (character from the TV show “Bones”)
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