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pinWhat does Whitley mean?

Whitley /whit-ley/ as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Whitley) is pronounced WHIT-lee. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Whitley is "white meadow".

Place name. Related to -ley names like Ashley, as well as to Whitney. Also made known through the character Whitley on the TV show "A Different World".


Whitley has 3 variants: Whitelea, Whitlea and Whittley.

Whitley has 9 more alternative forms via Ashley, Whitney: Whiteney, Whitnea, Whitnee, Whitni, Whitnie, Whitny, Whittaney, Whittany and Whittney.

Kreatif forms: Whidell, Witley. [more]

pinHow popular is Whitley?

Whitley is a somewhat popular first name for females (#3839 out of 4276, Top 90%) and an even more popular last name for all people (#1236 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the baby name statistics of Whitley for girls. Whitley was first listed in 1990 and reached its top rank of #549 in the U.S. then, but is not listed at the moment. (Top Birth Names, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Whitley name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Whitley outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of the girl name Whitley and affiliated names. Popular varying forms of Whitley are Ashley (#87 a year ago) and Whitney (#616). Adoption of these relations of Whitley was at its peak in the year 1990 (average #203) and is now much lower (#567, 45.7%), with the forms Whitley and Whitney becoming less trendy. Ashley is the all-time favorite.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Whitley, Ashley, Whitney in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ashley outside U.S.

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Suggested similar baby names are Ailey, Bailey, Bailley, Bentley, Billey, Briley, Brinley, Britney, Cailey, Caitey, Charley, Chesley, Eiley, Emiley, Emilley, Hailey, Kailey, Kaitey, Kiley, Kittey, Lilley, Paisley, Railey, Reilley, Riley, Ripley, Shelley, Shirley, Shirlley, Sisley, Tilley, Unitey and Willy. These names tend to be less frequently used than Whitley.