Blakely Meaning and Origin

The name Blakely is a unisex name meaning “dark wood” and is of English origin. Blakely is derived from the Old English word “blæc” or “blæcȳ” which means “black” or “dark.” In Irish, it is believed to be derived from the Gaelic surname Ó Bláthmhaic, meaning “descendant of Bláthmhac,” where “bláth” means “flower” and “mac” means “son.” Blakely is a relatively common surname, particularly in English-speaking countries. It originated as a descriptive surname, used to identify individuals with dark or black features. Over time, the surname has become less associated with physical appearance and more with family heritage. The popularity of the name Blakely has been steadily increasing in the United States in recent years. It has been influenced by naming trends favoring surnames as first names and the use of unique or unconventional names.

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