Whitaker name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Whitaker mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Whitaker

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from Arizona, U.S. says the name Whitaker means "From England......White Acre.....number of different spellings. Whitaker, Whittaker, Whitacre".
  2. According to a user from Georgia, U.S., the name Whitaker is of English origin and means "Wheat field/acre white field/ figure of bundling joy".
  3. A submission from New York, U.S. says the name Whitaker means "White acre" and is of English origin.
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International Interest
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  1. A surname​.

Notable Persons Named Whitaker

Notable Persons Named Whitaker

Whitaker Wright

Whitaker Wright is a criminal.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Whitaker

Notable Persons With the Last Name Whitaker

Forest Whitaker

Forest Whitaker is an actor, film producer, film director, producer, and director. He has had major accomplishments since 1982. Forest was given the name Forest Steven Whitaker III on July 15th, 1961 in Longview, Texas, U.S.

Johnny Whitaker

Johnny Whitaker is an actor. He has had major accomplishments since 1965. Johnny was given the name John O. Whitaker, Jr. on December 13th, 1959 in Van Nuys, California, U.S.

Pernell Whitaker

Pernell Whitaker is a boxer. Pernell was born on January 2nd, 1964 in Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.

Ellen Whitaker

Ellen was born on March 5th, 1986.


Yo-Yo is a hip hop music musician. She has been prominent since 1990. Yo-Yo was given the name Yolanda Whitaker on August 4th, 1971 in Compton, California.

Denzel Whitaker

Denzel Whitaker is an actor, songwriter, and rapper. His ongoing career started in 2001. Denzel was given the name Denzel Dominique Whitaker on June 15th, 1990 in Torrance, California, U.S.

  • Romulus Whitaker
  • Lou Whitaker
    Baseball Player
  • John Whitaker
  • Carl Whitaker
  • Duane Whitaker
  • Kevin Whitaker
    United States Ambassador to Colombia
  • Michael Whitaker
  • Lyman Whitaker
  • Danny Whitaker
    Soccer Player
  • Sir Frederick Whitaker
    Office Holder
  • Todd Whitaker
  • Rodney Whitaker
  • William Whitaker
  • Chico Whitaker

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Whitaker U.S.
  White 70.71% 64.26%
  African American 24.33% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.46% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.45% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.02% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.03% 16.26%

Of Last Name Whitaker

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

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Whitaker

  • What name lists does Whitaker rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Whitaker? Whitaker is the 16,614th most popular name of all time. As a last name Whitaker was the 596th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Whitaker have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 511 babies born with the first name Whitaker in the United States. That's more than enough people named Whitaker 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 Whitaker? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1949 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Whitaker first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Whitaker is Monday, October 7th, 1878.
  • What year had the most people named Whitaker born? The highest recorded use of the first name Whitaker was in 2017 with a total of 57 babies.
  • Random Whitaker Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Whitaker is not a popular baby boy's name in North Carolina. Imagine that, only 5 babies in North Carolina have the same name in 2015.
  • Weird things about the name Whitaker: The name spelled backwards is Rekatihw. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Witkrhea. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Whitaker? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 56,616 people with the last name Whitaker.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Whitaker? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 19 of them will have Whitaker as their last name.
  • Whitaker name meaning

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