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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Whooley

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Alt. Meaning

W is for work, for which you strive to accomplish

H is for heavenly, your spirit is strong.

O is for optimistic, look at the bright side!

O is for orderly, a lifelong passion.

L is for love, everlasting.

E is for expressive, not one to hold within.

Y is for youthful, your eternal look.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Whooley

John Whooley is a musician. He plays Saxophone. John is also known as John Whoolilurie.


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Popularity of Whooley as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Whooley U.S.
  White 93.29% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.30% 16.26%

Of Last Name Whooley

People with the last name Whooley are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Whooley

  • How Popular is the name Whooley? As a last name Whooley was the 69,392nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Whooley? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Whooley was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Whooley: Your name in reverse order is Yeloohw. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lehoowy. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Whooley? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 283 people with the last name Whooley.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Whooley? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Whooley as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.0m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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Past life for Whooley born Nov 23, 1964

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern China approximately on 1075. Your profession was shepherd, horseman, and forester.

You were a revolutionary type. You inspired changes in any sphere - politics, business, religion, housekeeping. You could have been a leader. You are bound to learn to understand other people and to meet all life difficulties with joyful heart. You should help others, bringing them spirit of joy.

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