Whitney - girls name

Whitney name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 47%

Whitney name meaning:

The name Whitney is of English origin and has multiple meanings. It is derived from the Old English words "hwit," meaning "white," and "ey," meaning "island." Therefore, one interpretation of the name Whitney is "white island." This could signify purity and tranquility, as an island is often seen as a serene and isolated place.

Another potential meaning of the name Whitney is "from the white meadow." This suggests a connection to nature and the beauty of open spaces. It could also symbolize innocence and simplicity, as a meadow is typically associated with a peaceful and unspoiled environment.

Overall, the name Whitney carries connotations of purity, tranquility, and a connection to nature. It evokes a sense of calmness and simplicity, making it a lovely choice for parents seeking a name with a serene and natural meaning for their daughter.

Origin: English

From clear water.


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Overall UK ranking: 2942 out of 5581

8 recorded births last year

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Historical popularity of Whitney

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