Whitley Name Meaning & Origin

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.

Personal experiences with the name Whitley

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.

My daughters name is Whitley Eliza-Drew

Nicknames for Whitley

Whit
Whitty
Whits
Whit Whit
Lee Lee
Whitters

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Meanings and history of the name Whitley

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

Famous real-life people named Whitley

Keith whitley is who my daughter was named after

Whitley in song, story & screen

Whitley Gilbert, character on "A Different World"

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