Boy name origins & meanings
- Old English : White
- English : Farm with white walls
Boy name variations
Family name origins & meanings
- English : habitational name from the port in North Yorkshire named Whitby, from Old Norse hvítr ‘white’ or the personal name Hvíti + býr ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’, or from a place of the same name in Cheshire, originally named with Old English hwīt ‘white’ (i.e. stone-built) + burh ‘manor house’, ‘fortified place’.