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The name Whitney is of English origin, and means white island.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Whitney has been given to baby girls in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby girls in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Whitney
Use of the Name Whitney for Girls During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
88,560 88,560 81,502 14,355 4,277 1,340 670
The table below indicates the number of times the name Whitney has been given to baby girls and baby boys each year, from 1880 through 2004.  Whitney first appeared in the top thousand girl or boy names during 1884, which is the first year shown on the table.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to girls or boys, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Whitney
  Used as a Girl Name Used as a Boy Name
Year RankCount RankCount
1884  7009
1885    
1886    
1887    
1888    
1889  7878
1890    
1891    
1892    
1893    
1894    
1895    
1896    
1897  9397
1898    
1899  7829
1900    
1901    
1902    
1903    
1904    
1905    
1906    
1907    
1908    
1909  84013
1910    
1911    
1912    
1913  85433
1914  94735
1915  94045
1916  89450
1917    
1918  96549
1919    
1920  90259
1921  94656
1922    
1923    
1924    
1925    
1926    
1927    
1928    
1929    
1930    
1931  92150
1932    
1933  99342
1934    
1935    
1936    
1937    
1938    
1939    
1940  89351
1941    
1942    
1943    
1944    
1945  97244
1946  96249
1947    
1948    
1949    
1950    
1951  94855
1952  96755
1953    
1954    
1955    
1956    
1957    
1958    
1959    
1960    
1961  92369
196275618987676
196360927285080
1964543331698123
196555229680785
196664022484376
196764622084273
196861124881284
196958728593368
197054035090080
1971552326808100
1972565294  
1973557295  
197448236796073
1975458412  
1976386532  
197733569390289
1978298775838105
1979254949761131
19802191,168739141
19812041,303751135
19821851,474702154
19831631,691666165
19841242,283600201
1985733,834572236
1986329,522566245
1987328,921732155
1988397,835894115
1989566,318  
1990605,902  
1991685,245  
1992854,010  
1993824,074  
1994913,567  
19951152,777  
19961402,308  
19971581,960  
19981911,610  
19992221,423  
20002701,194  
2001342895  
2002350848  
2003446670  
2004449670  
Totals:  88,560 3,578

During the last 125 years, parents have used Whitney as a girl's name about 96% of the time and less frequently (about 3% of the time) as a boy's name.  Cumulative counts and total counts shown on the above tables are somewhat lower than actual counts because the name Whitney appears in the top 1,000 girl names only 43 times during the last 125 years.

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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