Given Name WHITNEY

GENDER: Feminine & Masculine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: WIT-nee  [details]

Meaning & History

From a surname which was originally derived from a place name meaning "white island" in Old English. Its popular use as a feminine name was initiated by actress Whitney Blake (1925-2002) in the 1960s, and further boosted in the 1980s by singer Whitney Houston (1963-2012).

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Entry updated October 11, 2012