Color, Female, Male, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, W names, White

Whitley

Whitley comes from an English surname meaning “white clearing” or “white meadow” made up from Old English hwit (white) derived from a PIE root word meaning “bright, white”; and Old English lēah (meadow, clearing) also deriving from a PIE root word. It likely derived from a place name perhaps referring to the color of the tree bark.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

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Variants:

  • Whitly (English)
  • Whitlee (English)
  • Whitlie (English)
  • Whitleigh (English)

 

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