Meaning of Whitney

Whit•ney

Pronunciation: (hwit'nē, wit'-), [key]
— n.
  1. 1765–1825, U.S. manufacturer and inventor.
  2. 1904–82, U.S. diplomat and newspaper publisher.
  3. 1819–96, U.S. geologist.
  4. 1827–94, U.S. philologist and lexicographer (brother of Josiah Dwight).
  5. a mountain in E California, in the Sierra Nevada. 14,495 ft. (4418 m).
  6. a male given name.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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