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[blanch, blahnch] /blæntʃ, blɑntʃ/
a female given name: ultimately from a Germanic word meaning “white.”. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • True love will go with us into Heaven, Blanche: it can never die, nor be forgotten.

    Clare Avery Emily Sarah Holt
  • So she seeks Blanche, as she would any other strong stimulant.

    Malbone Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • No matter, Julia will do her utmost to take Blanche away from you.

    The Barber of Paris Charles Paul de Kock
  • "Count me in, please," said Blanche, in her usual vein of frankness.

    Malbone Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • Distinct in the moonlight the figures of Islington and Blanche, arm in arm, stood out upon the garden path.

Word Origin and History for Blanche

fem. proper name, from French Blanche, from Old French blanc "white," of Germanic origin (see blank (adj.)). A fairly popular name for girls born in the U.S. from about 1880 to 1900.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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