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Gender: Male Meaning of Whitman: "white man" Origin of Whitman: English

The name Whitman is a boy's name of English origin meaning "white man". Whitman and is often added to lists like Cool Winter Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Sibset Makeover Game! Boys".

From the experts:

Whitman, a namesake surname for poet Walt, would be much more suited to a boy, probably because of that "man" part. Whit or Witt makes an uplifting short form which can be used on its own.

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Famous People Named Whitman

Whitman G. Ferrin, American attorney and politician from Vermont
(Percy) Whitman Knapp. U.S. federal judge who led a far-reaching investigation into corruption in the New York City Police Department from 1970 to 1972.
Whitman Blount Mayo, American actor
Walt Whitman, American poet

Pop Culture References for the name Whitman

Lana Del Rey's song, "Body Electric". She references him by saying "Whitman is my daddy".