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What does White mean?

White Pronunciation of White [white] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of White is "white, fair". Probably referred to the complexion or hair color of an ancestor. Rare nowadays. Architect Stanford White; baseball player Whitey Ford.

Associated with: old english, ford (river).


White has 1 variant: Whitey.

Creative forms:
(male) Wate, Whike, ..

(female) Whida, Whita, ..

Middle name pairings:
White Enzo (W.E.), ..

How popular is White?

White is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#20 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

White has yet to be listed in the Top 2000 thus far. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of White name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

White is pronounced similarly to Waite, Wat, Watt, Wayte, Wiatt, Witt and Wyatt. Other recommended names are Waits, Whitbey, Whitby, Whitley and Whitney. These names tend to be more commonly used than White.

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