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Gender Feminine & Masculine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. WIT-nee

Meaning & History

From a surname that 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).