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pinWhat does Whitley mean?

Whitley /whit-ley/ [2 sylls.] 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 33 more alternative forms via Ashley, Whitney: Ainslaeigh, Ashalee, Ashalei, Ashelei, Asheleigh, Asheley, Ashely, Ashla, Ashlan, Ashlay, Ashle, Ashlea, Ashleah, Ashlee, Ashlei, Ashleigh, Ashlen, Ashli, Ashlie, Ashly, Ashlye, Lee, Whiteney, Whitnea, Whitnee, Whitneigh, Whitni, Whitnie, Whitny, Whittaney, Whittany, Whittney and Whittnie.

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 popularity 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 1000 Birth Names Records, 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 Ashely, Ashlee, Ashleigh, Ashley (#87 a year ago), Ashli, Ashlie, Ashly, Lee and Whitney (#616). Adoption of these girl names was at its peak in the year 1990 (usage of 0.5733%) and is now much lower (usage 0.1297%, 77.4%), with forms such as Ashlee, Ashleigh, Ashly, Whitley and Whitney becoming somewhat dated. Ashley (#87) is the most chic birth name in this list. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Whitley, Ashely, Ashlee, Ashleigh, Ashley in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ashli, Ashlie, Ashly, Lee, Whitney in U.S.

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