Blanche (given name)

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Gender Female
Meaning White
Other names
Related names Bianca, Blanca, Branca

Blanche is a feminine given name. It means "white" in French, derived from the Late Latin word "blancus".[1][2]


French royalty[edit]

Navarrese royalty[edit]

Other nobility[edit]

Other people[edit]

Fictional characters[edit]

  • Blanche Devereaux, in the television series The Golden Girls and The Golden Palace
  • Blanche DuBois, in the play A Streetcar Named Desire and its adaptations
  • the title character of the 1948 British film Blanche Fury, played by Valerie Hobson
  • Blanche Hunt, in the British soap opera Coronation Street
  • Blanche Ingram, from the novel Jane Eyre
  • Madamoiselle Blanche De Cominges, from Dostoyevsky's novel The Gambler
  • Blanche White, in the board game Cluedo (Clue in US)
  • Blanca Trueba, in Isabel Allende's novel The House of the Spirits
  • Blanche Buck, in the 1967 film Bonnie and Clyde
  • Blanche, a white cat in 1977 Japanese surrealistic horror film Hausu
  • Blanche, Kaede Saitou's angel in the anime and manga series Angelic Layer
  • Blanche Norton; from the 1950s comedy show, The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show. Bea Benaderet played the character.
  • Blanche; Team Mystic's leader from 2016 game Pokemon Go.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Katsev, Igor (2013). Origin and Meaning of Blanche., 2013. Retrieved from
  2. ^ Hanks, Patrick (2006). Blanche. Dictionary of American Family Names. Oxford University Press, 2006. Print ISBN 9780195081374. eISBN 9780195188417. Retrieved from