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Whitney /whit-ney/ as a girls' name (also used less generally as boys' 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 variants: Whiteney, Whitnea, Whitnee, Whitneigh, Whitni, Whitnie, Whitny, Whittaney, Whittany, Whittney and Whittnie.

Related girl name: Whitley.

Kreatif forms: Whitna, Whitne, Whitwyn. [more]

pinHow 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)

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

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

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.

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Whitney and related baby names outside U.S.

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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.