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Whitney meaning and name origin
Whitney \wh(it)-ney\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Whitney), is pronounced WHIT-nee. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Whitney is "white island". Place name. Boy's name that became popular for girls in the early 1980s. Singer/actress Whitney Houston.
Whitney has 11 variant forms: Whiteney, Whitnea, Whitneigh, Whitnee, Whitni, Whitnie, Whitny, Whittaney, Whittany, Whittney and Whittnie.
For more information, see also the related name Whitley.
Baby names that sound like Whitney are Adine, Aithne, Eithne and Aithnea.
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Popularity of Whitney
Whitney is a very popular first name for women (#368 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#783 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby names popularity of the name Whitney for girls. (2012 statistics) Compare Whitney with its variant forms and related girl baby names.