Whitney is a boy name and means white island. It is a English name and its pronunciation is \wh(it)-ney\. Other similar names and variants include: Whitbey, Whitley. Whitney is a somewhat popular first name for men (#1045 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for both men and women (#783 out of 88799).
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Based on our intensive research on international Census data we identified the number of babies named Whitney over the years and Whitney's popularity rank:

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Whitney Moore
Whitney Moore
  • No. of movies: 3
Birdemic 2: The Resurrection

Birdemic 2: The Resurrection

Directed by: James Nguyen

Starring: Alan Bagh, Whitney Moore, Thomas Favaloro, Chelsea Turnbo

Birdemic: Shock and Terror

Directed by: James Nguyen

Starring: Alan Bagh, Whitney Moore, Tippi Hedren, Janae Caster

Beginner's Guide to Sex

Directed by: Andrew Drazek

Starring: Whitney Moore, Tom Arnold, Laura Cayouette, Colby Arps

Whitney Hoy
Whitney Hoy
  • No. of movies: 1
The Final

The Final

Directed by: Joey Stewart

Starring: Marc Donato, Jascha Washington, Whitney Hoy, Justin Arnold

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Whitney Otto
Whitney Otto
  • No. of books: 6
How To Make An American Quilt

How To Make An American Quilt


"Remarkable...An affirmation of the strength and power of individual lives, and the way they cannot help fitting together."THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEWAn extraordinay and moving reading experience, HOW TO MAKE

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Whitney a popular name?

Over the years Whitney was most popular in 1986. According to the latest US census information Whitney ranks #79th while according to famousnames.vip Whitney ranks #5th.

How popular is the name Whitney?

According to the US census in 2018, 284 boys were born named Whitney, making Whitney the #1697th name more popular among boy names. In 1986 Whitney had the highest rank with 9781 boys born that year with this name.

How common is the name Whitney?

Whitney is #1697th in the ranking of most common names in the United States according to he US Census.

When was the name Whitney more popular ?

The name Whitney was more popular in 1986 with 9781 born in that year.

When was the last time a baby was named Whitney

The last time a baby was named Whitney was in 2020, based on US Census data.

How many people born in 2020 are named Whitney?

In 2020 there were 284 baby boys named Whitney.

Who is a famous person named Whitney?

There a several famous people named Whitney, for example actor Whitney Moore, musician Whitney Houston, actor Whitney Hoy.

Who is a famous actor/actress named Whitney?

A famous actor/actress named Whitney is Whitney Moore, starring in 3 movies, including Birdemic 2: The Resurrection and Birdemic: Shock and Terror.

Who is a famous singer named Whitney?

A famous singer named Whitney is Whitney Houston, with over 4 songs, including Love Will Save The Day and I Belong To You.

How many famous actors/actresses are named Whitney?

There are 2 actors named Whitney including Whitney Moore and Whitney Hoy who appeared in movies such as Birdemic 2: The Resurrection and The Final.