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Boy Name: Blaise

Name: Blaise
Pronunciation: \b-lai-se\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy (Blaise's also a girl name)
Meaning: lisp, stutter
Origin: Latin
Related Names: Biagio
Sounds Like: Blayse, Bliss
Variant forms: Blais, Blaisdell, Blaize, Blase, Blayze, Blaze
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 15917

Description

Blaise \b-lai-se\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Blaise), is pronounced blayz. It is of French and Latin origin, and the meaning of Blaise is "lisp, stutter". From Latin Blasius, derived from "blaesus". The homonym Blaze means "fire". Saint Blasius (fourth century) is supposedly endowed with miraculous healing power, and is the patron of sufferers from sore throats. Blaise Pascal was a brilliant 17th-century child prodigy, mathematician, scientist, and philosopher; he invented the calculating machine and hydraulic press before he died at age 39. The name is popular in France.

Blaise has 6 variant forms: Blais, Blaisdell, Blaize, Blase, Blayze and Blaze.

For more information, see also the related name Biagio.

Baby names that sound like Blaise are Blayse and Bliss.

View a list of the 4 names that reference Blaise.

Popularity

Blaise is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#15917 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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