Meaning:White man; Strong and nimble man
Whitman is a masculine personal name derived from the Old English Whytman, meaning “white man.” Famously the surname of American poet Walt Whitman, this chipper appellation nods to one of the nation’s most influential writers. Whitman may also stem from the surname Wightman, inheriting the meaning “strong and nimble man” for the agile tot who keeps you on your toes! From honoring a literary legend to showing pride in British ancestry, Whitman is a dashing choice.

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  • Walt Whitman
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