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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
in 2010



Fun Facts about the name Whitfield

  • How many people with the first name Whitfield have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 378 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 Dtiwhelif. 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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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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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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


Origin and Meaning of Whitfield

The name "Whitfield" is 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.

Other Inspirations for the Name Whitfield

Whitfield Bill
Whitfield Bryson & Mason
Whitfield Diffie
Whitfield Pellet Stove
Whitfield Ratepayer Protection Act
Whitfield Green Hoa
Whitfield Cook
Whitfield Crane
Whitfield Lovell

Notable Persons With the Last Name Whitfield

Lynn Whitfield

Lynn Whitfield is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1981 to present. Lynn was born in 1953 as Lynn Butler-Smith in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.


Dondre Whitfield

Dondre Whitfield is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1982 to present. Dondre was born in 1969 as Dondre Terrell Whitfield in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.


Simon Whitfield

Simon Whitfield is a triathlete. Simon was born in 1975 in Kingston, Ontario.


What does the name Whitfield mean?

Wis for wisdom, you acquire with age.

His for heavenly, your spirit is strong.

Iis for incorruptible, always standing up for what is right

Tis for touching, the way you show you are.

Fis for fair, always honest and true.

Iis for imagination, never be afraid to share your ideas

Eis for elate, you make others happy.

Lis for life, that you live so well.

Dis for diamond, the brilliance you shine.

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