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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.

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

For more information, see also the related girl name Whitley.


Popularity

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 (2014 statistics).


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

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

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. (2014 statistics).


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

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

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