Whitney Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Whitney:
Transferred use of the surname derived from Hwítan-íg (Hwita's island). Hwita is an Anglo-Saxon personal name derived from hwít (white).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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Means white, fresh
From a common English surname. It became widely known as the name of a wealthy New York family in the 19th century.
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Whitney Houston, American singer and actress
Whitney Liane Scott, Eminems adopted daughter
Whitney Cummings, American comedian and actress
Whitney Hedgepeth, American backstroke swimmer who won two silver medals at the 1996 Olympics
Whitney Blake, American actress
Whitney Port, American reality TV star
Whitney Thompson, winner of cycle 10 of America's Next Top Model
Whitney Engen, Player on the U.S. Womens National Soccer Team, won the 2015 Women's World Cup
Whitney Bjerken, known for her gymnastics videos on Youtube
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Whitney is refranced in the song going through changes, deja vu, when I'm gone, drips, and difficult. (Eminem's youngest daughter)