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What does Whitney mean?

Whitney \wh(it)-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.


Variations

Whitney has 11 variants: Whiteney, Whitnea, Whitnee, Whitneigh, Whitni, Whitnie, Whitny, Whittaney, Whittany, Whittney and Whittnie.

For more on this name, see also the related girl name Whitley.


Popularity

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 popularity 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 1000 Birth Names Records, 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 2014) is Whitley. Adoption of these girl names reached its apex in the year 1990 (usage of 0.6955%) and is now significantly lower (usage 0.192%, down 72.4%), with the forms Whitney and Whitley becoming less stylish. Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the girl name Whitney and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

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

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

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