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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.
For more information, see also the related girl name Whitley.
Whitney is a very popular first name for females (#368 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#783 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Whitney for girls (2015 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Whitney and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Whitley and Whitney. (2015 statistics).
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