Meaning and Origin of: Whitcomb

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Old English : White
  • English : Light in the valley

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : habitational name from any of various places called Whitcombe or Witcombe. Whitcombe in Dorset and Witcombe in Gloucestershire are named with Old English wīd ‘wide’ +cumb ‘valley’; Whitcombe, Isle of Wight, may have the same etymology or alternatively the first element may be Old Englishhwīt ‘white’. Witcombe in Somerset is named with Old Englishwīðig ‘willow’ + cumb.