If your name is Whitney, your life is in constant motion. There is nothing you like better than new experiences and new people to share them with. Where some people might look for a life that is calm, cool, and collected, you instead are looking for excitement! If life becomes to routine, you will quickly become bored and experience extreme frustration. For this reason, you sometimes find it difficult to finish what you start, and others might try to slow you down a bit. Of course, this is not an acceptable situation for you, so those close to you have learned that once you make up your mind about something, they should probably just stand back and let you charge forward! You are extremely bright and personable, with a clever mind. Sometimes, you can be a little bit to impulsive in the things you say, causing you to feel bad later if you have unintentionally hurt someone’s feelings.
With all your enthusiasm and energy for life, you naturally attract people to you, and you have many friends, acquaintances (and fans!) you are certainly bound to accomplish great things if you can relax a little bit and find a sense of calm and balance.
The girls’ name Whitney is borrowed from a surname that actually originated with the name of a place in Herefordshire, a county in England bordering Wales. The place name comes from the Old English “atten whiten ey”, which meant “by the white island.” An Englishman by the name of John Whitney came to Massachusetts in the 17th century, bringing the name Whitney as a family name to the New World. It was then transferred to use as a given name for both girls and boys, but more recently just for girls.
Whitney first came into popular usage in the United States in 1962. This coincides largely with the popularity of the television series “Hazel” from 1961 through 1962, which starred an actress named Whitey Blake. But it wasn’t really until Whitney Houston hit the big time in the mid-1980s that the name hit the big time along with her. Whitney peaked in popularity during 1986 and 1987 as the #32 most popular girls’ name in the United States.
The most famous among our list of Whitney celebs is undoubtedly singer Whitney Houston. Whitney Houston rose to prominence with the release of her first album in 1985. She went on to release a total of ten albums, all of them certified gold, platinum, multi-platinum, or diamond. Her career included roles in several movies, including The Bodyguard, The Preacher’s Wife, and Waiting to Exhale. Whitney Houston sold over 200 million records worldwide, making her one of the world’s best-selling music artists of all time. Her tragic death just before the 2012 Grammy Awards rocked the music industry and music fans everywhere.