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What does Whitman mean?

Whitman Pronunciation of Whitman [whit-man] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Whitman is "white man". A description referring to hair or complexion. Poet Walt Whitman.

Associated with: old english, white.


Creative forms:
(male) Whitson, Whittan, ..

(female) Whitma, Whitna, ..

Middle name pairings:
Whitman Kellin (W.K.), ..

How popular is Whitman?

Whitman is a rare first name for men but a very popular surname for all people (#1656 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Whitman has yet to be recorded in the list so far. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Aitan, Altman, Brittan, Chapman, Eastman, Eitan, Eltman, Gilman, Guttman, Hartman, Heiman, Phinean, Phinian, Sherman, Thurman, Tilman, Wakeman, Weissman, Whitbey, Whitby, White, Whitelaw, Whitey, Whitlaw, Whitley, Whitmoor (see Whitmore), Whitmore, Whitney, Wilmar, Wyman and Wystan. These names tend to be more commonly used than Whitman.

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