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

Whitman Origin and Meaning

The name Whitman is a boy's name of English origin meaning "white man".

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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Christopher D. Cunningham Says:


My one year old has this name. He has grown into it well. So far we haven't noticed any common misspellings or mispronunciations. Family and friends quickly took to calling him "wit" or "witty."

RCoyer Says:


Love that this name is unique as a first name but not odd. Walt Whitman is one of my favorite poets and Mad Men (Jon Hamm= Don Draper= Dick Whitman) was one of the first shows my husband and I enjoyed watching together when we were first dating. Our other son is William and I like the pairing of Will and Whit// will and wit.