Boy name origins & meanings
- Old English : White
Boy name variations
Family name origins & meanings
- English : habitational name from any of various places named Whitmore, for example in Staffordshire, from Old Englishhwīt ‘white’ + mōr ‘moor’.
- English : Some bearers of the name are descended from John of Whytenmere, Shropshire, who lived in the 13th century. This form is probably a variant of Whittimere, a place on the Staffordshire–Shropshire border, named in Old English most probably as ‘pool associated with someone called Hwīta’.
- English : Francis Whitmore settled in Cambridge, MA, before 1648.