Whitley: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Whitley
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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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A beautiful, intelligent, caring nurse named Whitley who had Polynesian ancestry and was one of the most charming and beautiful women I have ever met.
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An English surname, from roots for "white" + "lea" (clearing, meadow)
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Whitley Gilbert, character on "A Different World"