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Whitten name meaning

First Name
321
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
14k
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
Boys

Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of Whitten

User Submitted Origins

Scottish
46%
English
31%
Hebrew
15%
German
8%

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International Interest
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Wiktionary

English, used in mid-16th century; variant of whiting.

  1. Any of several small trees having leaves that are white and downy underneath.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Whitten

Notable Persons With the Last Name Whitten

Ted Whitten

Ted was born on July 27th, 1933. He passed away on August 17th, 1995.

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Danny Whitten

Danny Whitten was a hard rock, country rock, and blues rock musician and songwriter. He plays Guitar and Vocals. He was most prominent from 1962 to 1972. Danny was given the name Danny Ray Whitten on May 8th, 1943 in Columbus, Georgia. He breathed his last breath on November 18th, 1972.

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Jamie L. Whitten

Jamie L. Whitten was a Dean of the United States House of Representatives, Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, and Chairman of theHouse Appropriations Committee. His most notable accomplishments were from 1979 to 1995. Jamie was born on April 18th, 1910 in Cascilla, Mississippi. He breathed his last breath on September 9th, 1995.

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Chris Whitten

Chris Whitten is a rock, pop, world, and world music musician and drummer. He plays Noble & Cooley. Chris was born on March 26th, 1959 in England.

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Greg Whitten

Greg Whitten is a businessperson.

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Jack Whitten

Jack was born in 1939.

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  • Tara Whitten
  • Cameron Whitten
    Running for Mayor of Portland

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Whitten U.S.
  White 86.79% 64.26%
  African American 8.12% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.42% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.58% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.61% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.48% 16.26%

Of Last Name Whitten

People with the last name Whitten are most frequently White

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Whitten

  • How Popular is the name Whitten? Whitten is the 21,671st most popular name of all time. As a last name Whitten was the 2,571st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Whitten have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 321 babies born with the first name Whitten in the United States. That's more than enough people named Whitten 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 Whitten? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1997 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Whitten first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Whitten is Friday, June 8th, 1883.
  • What year had the most people named Whitten born? The highest recorded use of the first name Whitten was in 2018 with a total of 34 babies.
  • Random Whitten Factoid: According to the 2010 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Whitten is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 8 babies in Texas have the same name in 2010.
  • Weird things about the name Whitten: The name spelled backwards is Nettihw. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Ehiwntt. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Whitten? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 14,054 people with the last name Whitten.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Whitten? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 5 of them will have Whitten as their last name.
  • Whitten name meaning

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