Whit Origin and Meaning

The name Whit is a boy's name meaning "white".

Whit is an uplifting short form of any number of surname-y full names, for Whitman to Whitaker to Whitney. But Whit stands perfectly well on its own and makes for a witty spin on modern virtue names.

# 908 in the US

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Famous People Named Whit

  • Whitner "Whit" BissellAmerican actor
  • Whit BurnettAmerican writer
  • John Whitfield "Whit" CanaleAmerican football player
  • Whit CunliffeEnglish singer
  • Whit DickeyAmerican jazz drummer
  • Whit HertfordAmerican actor
  • Whitney "Whit" HaydnAmerican magician
  • John Whitney "Whit" StillmanAmerican writer
  • Whit HolcombFaye, American basketball player
  • Whitney "Whit" JohnsonAmerican television journalist
  • Whit MarshallAmerican football player
  • Whit MerrifieldAmerican baseball player
  • Whit TaylorAmerican football player
  • Whit TaylorAmerican cartoonist
  • Whitman "Whit" TuckerCanadian football player
  • Whit WatsonAmerican sportscaster
  • Whit WilliamsAmerican saxophonist
  • Whit WyattAmerican baseball player
  • Whit BaumAmerican transgender man

Whit in Pop Culture

  • Whit Sterlingmain character in film "Out of the Past"
  • Whitcharacter in the Witch and Wizard series
  • Whitcharacter in John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men
  • John Avery "Whit" Whitakercharacter in the audio series Adventures in Odyssey