First name origin & meaning:
Old English: Joyous
First name variations: Blithe, Bliss, Blythe
Last name origins & meanings:
- English: variant of Blythe.
- Irish: Americanized form of the Connacht name Ó Blighe ‘descendant
of Blighe’, a personal name probably derived from the Old Norse
byname Blígr (from blígja ‘to gaze’).
- Cornish: nickname from Cornish blyth ‘wolf’. Compare Blethen.
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