Blake \b-la-ke\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Blake), is pronounced blayk. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Blake is "black; pale, white". Transferred use of the surname. Originally a nickname for someone with hair or skin that was either very dark (Old English "blaec") or very light (Old English "blac"). Made familiar in the 1980s due to the fictitious character Blake Carrington on the TV series "Dynasty". Director Blake Edwards.
For more information, see also the related name Blakeney.