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Meaning name Whitney

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Whitney

Meaning name Whitney
 English habitational surname transferred to unisex forename use, from the name of various places derived from the Middle English phrase atten whiten ey ("by the white island"), hence "white island."
Whitaker - English habitational surname transferred to forename use, from various place names composed of the Old English elements hwit "white" and æcer "cultivated land," hence "white acres."
Whitney -  English habitational surname transferred to unisex forename use, from the name of various places derived from the Middle English phrase atten whiten ey ("by the white island"), hence "white island."

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