Whitney

Whitney - A very unique female name



  Feb 21,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Whitney, meaning white island, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1945 on position #1876. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Whitney and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Whitney? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Whitney. The baby girl name Whitney was given to 483 baby girls in 2012, ranking #559 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 2,926 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Whitney peaked in popularity 33 years ago in 1986 on position 32.



Famous with this name

Whitney Able
Whitney Houston
Whitney Cummings


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Whitney is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Whitney is currently topping the baby name charts in South Dakota at position #159 - and is the least popular in New Jersey at position #1,364.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Whitney is where you live.


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Whitney origin and meaning

Whitney is a 7 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means white island. To see famous people named Whitney, pop culture references for the name Whitney and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Whitney

We've found the following names that sound similar to Whitney, sorted by popularity.

Whittney / Whitnee / Whitnie / Whitni / Witney /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012559
2011516
2010536
2009501
2008565
2007558
2006536
2005471
2004448
2003441
2002348
2001338
2000268
1999224
1998194
1997158
1996140
1995115
199491
199382
199285
199168
199060
198957
198839
198732
198632
198573
1984125
1983164
1982184
1981204
1980219
1979254
1978297
1977333
1976385
1975459
1974475
1973560
1972572
1971539
1970539
1969599
1968610
1967707
1966654
1965549
1964548
1963632
1962819
19611952
19601841
19572124
19522203
19451876

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
South Dakota159
New Hampshire197
Utah215
Minnesota237
Alabama319
Connecticut356
Wisconsin367
Kentucky382
Iowa386
Idaho394
Missouri415
South Carolina416
Michigan419
Ohio450
Washington498
North Carolina498
Tennessee559
Oklahoma567
Arkansas578
Pennsylvania593
Georgia614
Maryland625
Indiana653
Virginia666
Arizona691
Texas719
New York765
Massachusetts776
California784
Florida795
Illinois855
Colorado860
Louisiana862
New Jersey1364

Even more about Whitney


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Whitney a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Whitney?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1986
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Whitney
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 2,926
Letter count 7
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1945
2012 births +483

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