Whitley: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Whitley

Whitley

Pronunciation: WIT-lee (key)

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Historically a rare male name, Whitley enjoyed some popularity as a girl's name in the 1980s thanks to a female character on the sitcom "A Different World" and the closeness to the hit name Whitney.

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Meanings and history of the name Whitley: | Edit

An English surname, from roots for "white" + "lea" (clearing, meadow)

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Whitley Gilbert, character on "A Different World"

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