Meaning and Origin of Blakely - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Blakely

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • Old English : Fair-haired

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Family name origins & meanings:

  • English, Scottish, and northern Irish : habitational name from any of various places in northern England and the Scottish Borders called Blakeley, named with Old English blæc ‘black’, ‘dark’ (see Black) + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. The Scottish surname may also have absorbed some cases of Blakelaw, from a place in the Borders named with Old English blæc ‘black’ + hlāw ‘hill’.