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Blaise sounds modern, but it dates back to the times of the early Christian church in ancient Rome. The name first became popular in America in the mid-twentieth century but has remained on the top 1,000 list since 1997. Currently, it is a top 1,000 name.

Meaning of the name Blaise:

French: lisp, speech impediment
Latin: one who stutters

Origin of the name Blaise:

Blaise originated in ancient Rome from the Latin name Blasius. The name was actually first associated with one of the first martyrs for the Christian church. After that, it became popular in France through Blaise Pascal, a famous philosopher.

Symbolism of the name Blaise:

The baby name Blaise has an unfortunate meaning in “speech impediment,” “lisp,” and “one who stutters.” These meanings come from the fact that the original name was Blasisu which comes from the Latin word “blaesus.” This word translates to “lisping.”

Baby name Blaise

Style of the name Blaise:

Classical

Gender of the name Blaise:

The baby name Blaise is used for boys or girls, though mostly seen for males.

Pronunciation of the name Blaise:

BLAZE or BLEHZ

Number of syllables in the name Blaise:

One

Emotion evoked from the name Blaise:

Blaise feels like a strong name for boys or girls. It is fiery and full of personality.

Alternative spellings for the name Blaise:

  • Blaze
  • Blase
  • Blaese
  • Blayse

Nicknames for the name Blaise:

  • Blaze
  • Blay
  • Blaisey
  • Blaisy
  • Lacy

Popularity of the name Blaise:

Blaise was on the top 1,000 list of the Social Security Index briefly in 1953 at rank 990 and 1962 at rank 986. The name has never risen above the top 900 list even after making a comeback to the top 1,000 list in 1996. As of 2020, it is rank 939.

Related names for the name Blaise:

Great middle names for Blaise and their meanings:

  • Adele (nobility)
  • McKenzie (comely, born of fire)
  • Jolie (pretty)
  • Monroe (man from the river Roe)
  • Ezekial (God will strengthen)
  • Tiernan (lord, master)
  • Cameron (crooked nose)
  • Dalton (from the valley town)

Famous people with the name Blaise:

  • Saint Blaise (early Christian martyr)
  • Blaise Pascal (philosopher)
  • Blaise Matuidi (soccer player)
  • Blaise Kouassi (soccer player)
  • Blaise Compaore (former president from Burkina Faso)

Blaises in popular culture:

  • Blaise Zabini (character from “Harry Potter”)
  • Blaise (character from the legend of King Arthur)
  • Blaise Andrieux (character from “Wild Cards” series)
  • Blaise Curci (character from “The French Connection”)
  • Blaise (character from “Ash Princess”)