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Gender: Male Meaning of Whistler: "one who whistles" Origin of Whistler: English occupational name

The name Whistler is a boy's name of English origin meaning "one who whistles". Whistler and is often added to lists like Middle Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Boys Drop 2 Add 1 pick a favor that can't be dropped".

From the experts:

A new entry is the fashionable new occupational name category -- and a jolly job it must be -- with the added attraction of relating to the great early 20th century American artist James Abbott McNeill Whistler, of "Whistler's Mother" fame.

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Famous People Named Whistler

James McNeill Whistler, American painter

Pop Culture References for the name Whistler

Erwin "Whistler" Emory, character from the movie "Sneakers"
Whistler, character in TV's "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"
Abraham Whistler, mentor to Blade in Marvel Comics
James Whistler, character on TV's "Prison Break"
"Whistler," Canadian TV series named for the ski resort
"The Whistler," mystery radio show and movie series
Whistler, British indie band
"The Whistler," 1977 song by Jethro Tull
"The Whistler," instrumental song by Fourplay
"Whistler's Mother," colloquial name for "Arrangement in Grey and Black No. 1," portrait by James Whistler
Whistler, British Columbia, Canada, home of Mount Whistler and the 2010 Winter Olympics


Ziggy2112 Says:


Reminds me of the ski resort.



"occupational" the only occupation that whistles, is a shepherd, so might as well call him shepherd

faithnamer Says:


Cute name, but I feel like people would always be asking him to whistle..