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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Whitfield

"Whitfield" is a name of English origin, and it means "From the white field". It's a name commonly given to boys.

  1. A surname​.
  2. One of two hamlets and three villages in England.
  3. A census-designated place in Pennsylvania.

Notable Persons Named Whitfield

Whitfield Diffie is a scientist in the field of cryptography. Whitfield was given the name Bailey Whitfield Diffie on June 5th, 1944 in Washington, D.C., United States.


Whitfield Crane is a rock music, hard rock, and heavy metal music musician. He plays Vocals. He has been prominent since 1987. Whitfield was given the name William Whitfield Crane IV on January 19th, 1968.


Whitfield Cook was a writer. Whitfield was given the name George Whitfield Cook III on April 9th, 1909 in United States. He left this life on November 12th, 2003.


Whitfield was born on October 2nd, 1959 in The Bronx.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Whitfield

Andy Whitfield was an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 2004 to 2011. Andy was born on October 17th, 1971 in Amlwch. He left this life on September 11th, 2011.


June Whitfield is an actor and actress. June was given the name June Rosemary Whitfield on November 11th, 1925 in Streatham, London, England.


Lynn Whitfield is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1981. Lynn was given the name Lynn Butler-Smith on May 6th, 1953 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.


Dondré T. Whitfield is an actor. He was most active from 1982 to present. Dondré was given the name Dondre Terrell Whitfield on May 27th, 1969 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.


Fredricka Whitfield is a news presenter and news anchor. Fredricka was given the name Fredricka F. Whitfield on May 31st, 1965.


Norman Whitfield was a rhythm, blues, soul music, pop music, psychedelic soul, funk, and disco songwriter, record producer, arranger, and arrangement. He plays Piano and Keyboard instrument. He was most active from 1958 to 1986. Norman was given the name Norman Jesse Whitfield on May 12th, 1940 in Harlem. He passed away on September 16th, 2008.


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Popularity of Whitfield as a last name

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Common last names for Whitfield

  • Williams
  • Jones

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Whitfield U.S.
  White 44.52% 64.26%
  African American 49.68% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.38% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.46% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.02% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.94% 16.26%

Of Last Name Whitfield

People with the last name Whitfield are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Whitfield

  • How Popular is the name Whitfield? Whitfield is the 18,734th most popular name of all time. As a last name Whitfield was the 1,171st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Whitfield have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 384 babies born with the first name Whitfield in the United States. That's more than enough people named Whitfield to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Whitfield? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1890 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Whitfield first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Whitfield is Thursday, August 7th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Whitfield born? The highest recorded use of the first name Whitfield was in 1919 with a total of 18 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Whitfield: Your name in reverse order is Dleiftihw. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ieidlfthw. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Whitfield? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 29,962 people with the last name Whitfield.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Whitfield? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 10 of them will have Whitfield as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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