What does Whitney mean?
Place name. Boy's name that became popular for girls in the early 1980s. Singer/actress Whitney Houston.
Related girl name: Whitley.Kreatif forms: Whitna, Whitne, Whitwyn. [more]
How popular is Whitney?
Whitney is a very prominent first name for females (#368 out of 4276, Top 9%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#934 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name history of Whitney for girls. Whitney entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its top rank of #60 in the U.S. in the year 1990, and is currently at #616. (Top Birth Names, 2014)
The only other prominent variation form of Whitney (#616 in recent rankings) is Whitley. Adoption of these forms of Whitney reached its apex in the year 1990 (median #304) and is now significantly lower (#808, ▼72.4%), with the forms Whitney and Whitley becoming less stylish.
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Recommended similar baby names are Bianey, Bridney, Briney, Britiney, Britney▼, Brittney▼, Caitey, Chainey, Chaney, Chastney, Chayney, Chesney, Cidney, Cortney▼, Fortney, Kaitey, Kittey, Kortney▼, Lainey▲, Rainey, Shaney, Shawney, Shirley▼, Sidney▼, Sivney, Unitey, Whitelea, Whitlea, Whittley, Windy, Winne and Winny. These names tend to be less frequently used than Whitney.