First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Whyte

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  • According to a user from Nigeria, the name Whyte is of Unknown origin and means "Strength and courage".
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Notable Persons With the Last Name Whyte

Dillian was born on April 11th, 1988 in Jamaica.


Ian Whyte is an actor. He was most prominent from 2004 to present. Ian was born on September 17th, 1971 in Bangor, Gwynedd.


William Hollingsworth Whyte was a sociologist, urbanist, writer, and urban planner. William was born on October 1st, 1917 in West Chester, Pennsylvania. He passed away on January 12th, 1999.


Rustie is an electronic dance music, wonky (music), hip hop production, dubstep, and grime music musician. He has been prominent since 2007. Rustie was given the name Russell Whyte on January 4th, 1983. Rustie is also known as Rustie Russ.


David was born on November 2nd, 1955 in Mirfield, Yorkshire.


He was most active from 1988 to present. Scott was born on January 8th, 1978 in Manhattan Beach, California.


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Popularity of Whyte as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Whyte U.S.
  White 52.58% 64.26%
  African American 40.22% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.66% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.74% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.42% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.39% 16.26%

Of Last Name Whyte

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

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Fun Facts about the name Whyte

  • How Popular is the name Whyte? As a last name Whyte was the 4,609th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Whyte first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Whyte is Wednesday, March 11th, 1885.
  • How unique is the name Whyte? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Whyte. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Whyte: Your name in reverse order is Etyhw. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ywhet. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Whyte? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 7,701 people with the last name Whyte.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Whyte? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Whyte as their last name.

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