Last name origins & meanings:
- English and Scottish: nickname for a cheerful person, from Old
English blīðe ‘merry’, ‘cheerful’.
- English and Scottish: habitational name
from any of several places called Blyth or Blythe, especially Blyth in
Northumberland, named for the rivers on which they stand. The river
name is from Old English blīðe ‘gentle’, ‘pleasant’.
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