Meaning and Origin of: Whitby

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Old English : White
  • English : Farm with white walls

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : habitational name from the port in North Yorkshire named Whitby, from Old Norse hvítr ‘white’ or the personal nameHvíti + býr ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’, or from a place of the same name in Cheshire, originally named with Old Englishhwīt ‘white’ (i.e. stone-built) + burh ‘manor house’, ‘fortified place’.