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Whitney

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How popular is the baby name Whitney in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1884 9 0 9
1889 8 0 8
1893 5 0 5
1897 7 0 7
1899 9 0 9
1900 7 0 7
1903 6 0 6
1904 6 0 6
1905 5 0 5
1906 7 0 7
1907 7 0 7
1908 8 0 8
1909 13 0 13
1910 11 0 11
1911 8 0 8
1912 15 0 15
1913 33 0 33
1914 36 0 36
1915 45 0 45
1916 50 0 50
1917 42 0 42
1918 49 0 49
1919 46 0 46
1920 59 0 59
1921 57 0 57
1922 47 0 47
1923 42 0 42
1924 37 0 37
1925 41 0 41
1926 39 0 39
1927 36 0 36
1928 36 0 36
1929 39 0 39
1930 46 0 46
1931 49 0 49
1932 30 0 30
1933 42 0 42
1934 30 0 30
1935 32 0 32
1936 25 6 19
1937 32 6 26
1938 45 13 32
1939 26 5 21
1940 60 10 50
1941 45 10 35
1942 53 11 42
1943 50 8 42
1944 46 9 37
1945 53 9 44
1946 59 11 48
1947 50 13 37
1948 50 6 44
1949 45 8 37
1950 59 15 44
1951 55 0 55
1952 74 20 54
1953 59 11 48
1954 61 11 50
1955 62 10 52
1956 54 11 43
1957 65 14 51
1958 74 19 55
1959 65 11 54
1960 82 30 52
1961 117 48 69
1962 266 191 75
1963 352 272 80
1964 454 331 123
1965 383 296 87
1966 301 224 77
1967 294 221 73
1968 332 248 84
1969 356 289 67
1970 431 351 80
1971 427 327 100
1972 359 297 62
1973 358 294 64
1974 441 368 73
1975 477 412 65
1976 598 532 66
1977 782 693 89
1978 882 777 105
1979 1,081 950 131
1980 1,310 1,169 141
1981 1,437 1,302 135
1982 1,632 1,478 154
1983 1,854 1,688 166
1984 2,489 2,288 201
1985 4,069 3,833 236 #73 girl name
1986 9,778 9,533 245 #32 girl name
1987 9,076 8,921 155 #32 girl name
1988 7,964 7,849 115 #39 girl name
1989 6,389 6,308 81 #57 girl name
1990 5,981 5,904 77 #60 girl name
1991 5,278 5,240 38 #68 girl name
1992 4,042 4,010 32 #85 girl name
1993 4,102 4,077 25 #82 girl name
1994 3,590 3,565 25 #91 girl name
1995 2,805 2,779 26
1996 2,337 2,310 27
1997 1,978 1,961 17
1998 1,627 1,611 16
1999 1,444 1,426 18
2000 1,217 1,194 23
2001 910 899 11
2002 866 851 15
2003 689 674 15
2004 700 676 24
2005 663 652 11
2006 583 564 19
2007 544 533 11
2008 549 541 8
2009 604 595 9
2010 551 541 10
2011 568 563 5
2012 525 520 5
2013 489 480 9
2014 478 463 15
2015 451 444 7

Want to know about the popularity of the Whitney baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 100,703 babies born with the name Whitney in the United States. That's more than enough Whitneys to occupy the territory of Jersey (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 97,857 (as of March 27, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1884 when it was given to 9 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Whitney" was in 1986 with a total of 9,533 babies. (That's a lot of baby Whitneys)

According to the 1992 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Whitney" ranks #54 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Missouri. Imagine that, 139 babies in Missouri have the same name as you in 1992. Across the entire United States a total of 4,042 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Whitney popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Whitney" mean? The list below shows the origins of Whitney as well as things modernly associated with the name Whitney such as celebrities named Whitney.

Origin and Meaning of Whitney

The name "Whitney" is of English origin, and it means "From the white island". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston is a singer, model, actress, and producer specializing in R&B, pop, soul, and gospel music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1977 to 2012. Whitney was born in 1963 as Whitney Elizabeth Houston in Newark, New Jersey, U.S.

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Whitney Cummings

Whitney Cummings is a comedian with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Whitney was born in 1982 in Washington, D.C., U.S.

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Whitney Port

Whitney Port is a television personality, fashion designer, and author with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Whitney was born in 1985 as Whitney Eve Port in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Whitney Costner

Whitney was born in 1986.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Whitney

Whitney Alford
Whitney Moore
Whitney And Chris
Whitney Bischoff
Whitney Museum
Whitney Bank

Alternative Meanings

W is for wise, more tomorrow that today.

H is for honest, something you hold dear.

I is for instill, the lesson of life.

T is for tender, loving nature.

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

E is for excellence, your passion, your drive.

Y is for young, the years never show!

Your name in reverse order is "Yentihw". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Ehntiwy". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Whitney born Feb 1, 1943

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Romania approximately on 1675. Your profession was leader, major, and captain.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. It always seemed to you, that your perceptions of the world are somewhat different. Your lesson - to trust your intuition as your best guide in present life.

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