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What does Whitney mean?

Whitney Pronunciation of Whitney as a boys' name (also used more commonly as girls' name Whitney) is pronounced WHIT-nee. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Whitney is "white island". Place name. Surname that was popularly used as a girl's name in the 1980s. Railroad millionaire Williams Collins Whitney; inventor Eli Whitney.

ASSOCIATED WITH -ney, old english, white, surname





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How popular is Whitney?

Whitney is a somewhat prominent first name for males (#1045 out of 1220, Top 86%) and an even more prominent surname for all people (#934 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Whitney reached its top position of #704 in the U.S. during 1980-1989, but is not ranked at the moment. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Beirney (see Burney), Birney, Chalney (see Chaney), Chaney, Cheney, Chesney, Cortney, Fortney, Kinney, Pitney, Pittney (see Pitney), Shawney, Shipley, Sidney, Sivney, Waite, Westbey, Westley, Wheatley, Whistler, Whitaker, Whitbeck, Whitbey, Whitby, White, Whitey, Whitlaw, Whitley, Whitman, Wiley, Willey, Worthey and Wrisley. These names tend to be less frequently used than Whitney.

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