Whitney: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Whitney

Whitney

Pronunciation: WIT-nee, HWIT-nee (key)

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).

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Meanings and history of the name Whitney: | Edit

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 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

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