Whitman 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 Whitman mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Whitman

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  1. United States frontier missionary who established a post in Oregon where Christianity and schooling and medicine were available to Native Americans (1802-1847)
  2. United States poet who celebrated the greatness of America (1819-1892)

  1. A surname​.
  2. A town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States.
  3. An unincorporated community in Winona County, Minnesota.
  4. An unincorporated community in Grant County, Nebraska.
  5. Whitman County, Washington.

Notable Persons Named Whitman

Notable Persons Named Whitman

Whitman Mayo

Whitman Mayo was an actor. His career lasted from 1966 to 1966. Whitman was given the name Whitman Blount Mayo on November 15th, 1930 in New York City. He died on May 22nd, 2001.

Whitman G. Ferrin

Whitman was born on July 9th, 1818. Whitman is also known as W.G. Ferrin. He died on June 1st, 1896.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Whitman

Notable Persons With the Last Name Whitman

Charles Whitman

Charles Whitman is a criminal. Charles is also known as The Texas Tower Sniper.

Mae Whitman

Mae Whitman is an actress, voice actress, and singer. Her ongoing career started in 1994. Mae was given the name Mae Margaret Whitman on June 9th, 1988 in Los Angeles.

Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman was a writer. He holds the title America". Walt was given the name Walter Whitman on May 31st, 1819 in West Hills, Huntington, Long Island, New York, U.S. He breathed his last breath on March 26th, 1892.

Meg Whitman

Meg was given the name Margaret Cushing Whitman on August 4th, 1956 in Cold Spring Harbor, New York.

Stuart Whitman

Stuart Whitman is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1951 to 2011. Stuart was given the name Stuart Maxwell Whitman on February 1st, 1928 in San Francisco.

Christine Todd Whitman

Christine Todd Whitman is a 9th Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, and 50th Governor of New Jersey. Christine was born on September 26th, 1946.

  • Slim Whitman
  • Narcissa Whitman
  • Marcus Whitman
  • Charles Otis Whitman
  • Sarah Helen Whitman
  • Charles S. Whitman
    Governor of New York
  • George Whitman
  • Ernest Whitman
  • Keith Fullerton Whitman
  • Robert Whitman
  • Sylvia Whitman
  • Malcolm Whitman
    Tennis Player
  • Richard Ray Whitman
  • Royal Emerson Whitman

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Whitman U.S.
  White 89.26% 64.26%
  African American 4.23% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.72% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.60% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.70% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.50% 16.26%

Of Last Name Whitman

People with the last name Whitman are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Whitman

  • How Popular is the name Whitman? Whitman is the 13,243rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Whitman was the 1,851st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Whitman have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 734 babies born with the first name Whitman in the United States. That's more than enough people named Whitman to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Whitman? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1909 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Whitman first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Whitman is Friday, February 12th, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Whitman born? The highest recorded use of the first name Whitman was in 2018 with a total of 39 babies.
  • Random Whitman Factoid: According to the 2018 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Whitman is not a popular baby boy's name in North Carolina. Imagine that, only 5 babies in North Carolina have the same name in 2018.
  • Weird things about the name Whitman: The name spelled backwards is Namtihw. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Hwtnima. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Whitman? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 19,399 people with the last name Whitman.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Whitman? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 7 of them will have Whitman as their last name.
  • Whitman name meaning

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