What does the baby name Whitley mean? Learn about what Whitley means, its history & origin, popularity in our random name database, pronunciation, similar names, nicknames & spelling variations.

Whitley - Name Meaning, Origin & Popularity

Spelling of Whitley
W-H-I-T-L-E-Y, is a 7-letter male given name.
Pronunciation of Whitley
WIT lee
Meaning of Whitley
From the white field, a small field.
Origin of Whitley
The name 'Whitley' has its origins in Old English. It is derived from the words 'hwit', meaning 'white', and 'leah', meaning 'clearing' or 'meadow'. When combined, the name 'Whitley' can be interpreted as 'white clearing' or 'meadow of white.'
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Popularity of Whitley
The popularity of the name 'Whitley' has had varying levels of usage over the years. In the United States, it has not been among the most commonly used names. It has remained relatively uncommon, with sporadic instances of its usage.
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Etymology of Whitley

The name 'Whitley' is primarily composed of the Old English words 'hwit' and 'leah'. 'Hwit' refers to the color white, while 'leah' signifies a clearing or meadow. The combination of these elements gives the name its meaning of 'white clearing' or 'meadow of white.'

Cultural Significance of Whitley

While 'Whitley' does not hold significant cultural connotations, it is often associated with attributes such as purity, clarity, and tranquility due to its meaning. These qualities are valued in various cultures and may resonate with parents seeking a name with a serene and peaceful essence.