Meaning and Origin of Blythe - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Blythe

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Girl name origins & meanings:

  • Old English : Joyous

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Family name origins & meanings:

  • English and Scottish : nickname for a cheerful person, from Old English blīðe ‘merry’, ‘cheerful’.
  • English and Scottish : habitational name from any of several places called Blyth or Blythe, especially Blyth in Northumberland, named for the rivers on which they stand. The river name is from Old English blīðe ‘gentle’, ‘pleasant’.