"white man"

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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Famous People Named Whitman

  • Whitman G. FerrinAmerican attorney and politician from Vermont
  • (Percy) Whitman Knapp. U.S. federal judge who led a farreaching investigation into corruption in the New York City Police Department from 1970 to 1972.
  • Whitman Blount MayoAmerican actor
  • Walt WhitmanAmerican poet

Whitman in Pop Culture

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

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