Usage: Blaise, of Latin origin, is a popular first name. It is more often used as a boy (male) name.
People having the name Blaise are in general originating from Cameroon, France, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States of America.
The Growth number corresponding to this first name is 3.
The name Blaise is ranked on the 5,742nd position of the most used names. It means that this name is commonly used.
We estimate that there are at least 51600 persons in the world having this name which is around 0.001% of the population.
The name Blaise has six characters. It means that it is relatively medium-length, compared to the other names in our database.
The graph below represents the number of people who were given the name Blaise for each year since 1900 in the U.S.A.:
History and Origin
Blaise is a personal name (from Greek Βλάσιος, the name of Saint Blaise) and surname.
The meaning of Greek Blasios is unclear; it may have been a by-name of the saint, derived from Latin blaesus “lisp”, thus “the lisper”; alternatively, it may just be a corruption of the name Basilius (Greek basíleios “royal; kingly”).
French: the name (Latin Blasius, probably from blaesus lisping) of a saint popular throughout Europe in the Middle Ages but almost forgotten today. He was a bishop of Sebaste in Armenia, and was martyred in the early years of the 4th century; these bare facts were elaborated in a great number of legends that reached Europe from the East at the time of the Crusades. The name is rare in the English–speaking world; its modern popularity in France is partly due to the 17th–century French philosopher and mathematician Blaise Pascal.
Cognates: Italian: Biag(g)io. Spanish: Blas. Portuguese: Bras, Braz. Catalan: Blai. Provençal: Blasi. Polish: Blażej. Czech: Blažej. Russian: Vlas(i). Hungarian: Balázs.
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