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Whitley

Last Name
27k
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
Boys

Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of Whitley

User Submitted Origins

English
67%
African American
11%
Scottish
11%
African
11%

User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from Virginia, U.S. says the name Whitley is of English origin and means "A white leigh or a white field".
  2. According to a user from Virginia, U.S., the name Whitley is of African American origin and means "happy and kind and a good heart".
  3. A user from Utah, U.S. says the name Whitley is of African origin and means "Beautiful".
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International Interest
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Wiktionary
  1. A suburb of Reading, Berkshire, England.
  2. A village in Selby district, North Yorkshire, England.
  3. A village in Wiltshire, England.
  4. A surname​.

Notable Persons Named Whitley

Notable Persons Named Whitley

Whitley Strieber

Whitley Strieber is a social science fiction, ufology, horror novels, and horror fiction writer. He was most prominent from 1978 to present. Whitley was given the name Louis Whitley Strieber on June 13th, 1945 in San Antonio, Texas, United States.

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Whitley Stokes

Whitley Stokes was a lawyer and civil service. Whitley was born on February 28th, 1830 in Dublin. He died on April 13th, 1909.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Whitley

Notable Persons With the Last Name Whitley

Keith Whitley

Keith Whitley was a country music singing. He plays Guitar and Vocals. His most notable accomplishments were from 1970 to 1989. Keith was given the name Jackie Keith Whitley on July 1st, 1955 in Ashland, Kentucky, United States. He died on May 9th, 1989.

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Kym Whitley

Kym Whitley is a comedian and actress. Her ongoing career started in 1992. Kym was given the name Kym Elizabeth Whitley on June 7th, 1961 in Shaker Heights, Ohio, U.S.

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Chris Whitley

Chris Whitley was a blues rock and blues musician. He plays vocals, resonator guitar, guitar, banjo, dobro, foot stomp, Percussion instrument, and National String Instrument Corporation. He was most prominent from 1983 to 2005. Chris was given the name Christopher Becker Whitley on August 31st, 1960. He died on November 20th, 2005.

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Trixie Whitley

Trixie Whitley is an alternative rock, soul, and blues rock musician. Trixie was born on June 24th, 1987 in Ghent, Belgium.

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Hobart Johnstone Whitley

Hobart was born on October 7th, 1847 in Toronto. He died on June 3rd, 1931.

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Jeff Whitley

Jeff Whitley is a soccer player for the Manchester City F.C., Wrexham F.C., Notts County F.C., Sunderland A.F.C., Cardiff City F.C., Stoke City F.C., Stockport Sports F.C., Northwich Victoria F.C., Droylsden F.C., Northern Ireland national under-21 football team, and Northern Ireland national f. Jeff was born on January 28th, 1979 in Ndola, Zambia.

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  • John Henry Whitley
    Cotton Miller
  • Chase Whitley
    Baseball Player
  • John Whitley
  • James Whitley
  • Edward Whitley
  • Wyatt C. Whitley
  • James L. Whitley
  • Hall Whitley
    Athlete

Common last names for Whitley

  • Smith

Common first names for Whitley

  • James
  • William
  • John
  • Mary
  • Robert
  • Charles
  • George
  • Thomas
  • Willie
  • Joseph
  • Henry
  • J
  • Annie
  • David
  • Elizabeth
  • Dorothy
  • Helen
  • Richard

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Whitley U.S.
  White 72.22% 64.26%
  African American 22.85% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.44% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.52% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.89% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.09% 16.26%

Of Last Name Whitley

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

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Fun Facts about the name Whitley

  • How Popular is the name Whitley? Whitley is the 3,326th most popular name of all time. As a last name Whitley was the 1,313th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Whitley have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 6,469 babies born with the first name Whitley in the United States. That's more than enough people named Whitley to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Whitley? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1914 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Whitley first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Whitley is Monday, August 7th, 1876.
  • What year had the most people named Whitley born? The highest recorded use of the first name Whitley was in 1988 with a total of 508 babies.
  • Random Whitley Factoid: According to the 2013 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Whitley is not a popular baby girl's name in Missouri. Imagine that, only 8 babies in Missouri have the same name in 2013.
  • Weird things about the name Whitley: The name spelled backwards is Yeltihw. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Ytwhlie. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Whitley? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 26,732 people with the last name Whitley.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Whitley? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 9 of them will have Whitley as their last name.
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