US Popularity:1872
Origin:British
Meaning:By the white island
Originally a surname, Whitney is a gender-neutral name of British origin. Meaning "by the white island," in Old English, Whitney is rooted in the small parish of Whitney-on-Wye in Herefordshire. First recorded as Witenie, meaning "white water," the area was so named for the River Wye, which runs peacefully through it. One of the longest rivers in the UK, the Wye flows through the mountains and moorlands of Wales before caressing England's enchanting forests and villages. Defined by a weaving river of torrential tendencies and diverse twists and turns, Whitney is a name that fully embraces the mischief of life.

Famous People Named Whitney

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  • Eli Whitney
    Inventor
  • Whitney Houston
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Whitney Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Whitney is currently #1299 on The Bump
Boy:Whitney is currently #944 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Whitney is currently #702 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Whitney is currently #1872 in U.S. births
Boy:Whitney is currently #12833 in U.S. births
Girl:Whitney is currently #1985 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

Year:
2022
Gender:
Girl
#1985
in 2022
- 37
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
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