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Gender: M 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 Poet Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Build a sibling set together!".

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 (male), Vermont attorney and politician
P. Whitman Knapp (male), federal judge who led a far-reaching investigation into corruption in the New York City Police Department from 1970 to 1972.
Whitman Blount Mayo (male), American actor
Mae Whitman, American actress
Walt Whitman, American poet
Charles Whitman, tower sniper
Charles S. Whitman, former New York politician
Christine Todd Whitman, American politician, former governor of New Jersey
Malcolm Whitman, American tennis player
Marcus Whitman, American physician and Oregon missionary
Meg Whitman, American business executive and politician
Narcissa Whitman, American missionary in the Oregon Country
Royal Emerson Whitman, American army officer

Pop Culture References for the name Whitman

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