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The first name 
Whitley

Whitley is a female first name. In very rare cases it is also used for boys.

Whitley is a well-known but special name!

Whitley is a well-known name in the US, but is still special. It is currently only given to every ten thousandth girl, and therefore ranks at 1,008 in the SmartGenius statistics. This means there are 1,007 girls names that are more common, but also tens of thousands that are much rarer. If you polled the whole US population – children, adults and seniors – you’d find less than one in 10,000 to be named Whitley.

You won't believe all there is 
to discover about the name
 
Whitley

Whitley -
special, but at home in many states

You may not know anyone named Whitley, but there’s a good chance you live in the same state as someone with that name. In fact, 35 states are home to women and girls named Whitley. (To be fair, a given name is only included in a state’s official statistics if there are at least five people with that name living in that state – so it’s entirely possible that there are still a few women and girls named Whitley living in one state or another. If your name is Whitley and you live outside of the states highlighted on the map, please let us know so we can refine our statistics even further). And while the first name is present in many states, it is still not one of the popular ones. In Arkansas, which has the most people named Whitley relative to the population, you still have to ask 6,300 women and girls their names before you hear Whitley as an answer just once.

Whitley has 7 letters 
and begins with a W

Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The W is really rare as a first letter for girls' names: only 0.8% of all common girls' names in the US begin with a W. The most common first letters of girls' names, by the way, are A, S and M, while U, X and Q are the least common initials of girls' names.

With seven letters, the name Whitley has a typical length for first names in the US. In fact, 26% of all common first names consist of exactly seven letters. 52% of all first names are shorter, while 22% have eight letters or more. On average, first names in the US (not counting hyphenated names) are 6.5 letters long. There are no significant differences between boys' and girls' names.

That means that if 0.8% of all girls' names start with a W, all other letters occur on average five times as often as the W. Nevertheless, individual girls' names with W are quite popular, the most common currently being Wanda.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Whitley

If your name is Whitley and someone asks after your name, you can of course just tell them what it is. But sometimes that isn't so easy - what if it's too loud, and you don't understand them well? Or what if the other person is so far away that you can see them but not hear them? In these situations, you can communicate your name in so many other ways: you call spell it, sign it, or even use a flag to wave it...

This is how you spell the name Whitley

So that everyone really understands you when you have to spell the name Whitley, you can simply say:

Windmill

Hat

Igloo

Tiger

Lion

Elephant

Yoyo

This is how the name Whitley is spelled in the NATO phonetic alphabet

The NATO alphabet often helps people spell words on the phone or radio when there are communication problems.

How do you write Whitley in Braille?

Braille is made up of dots, which the blind and visually impaired can feel to read words.

Whitley

Whitley

You want to tell a deaf person that your name is Whitley

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Whitley is particularly colorful in the Semaphore flag signaling system!

These flags are used for maritime communication - each flag represents a letter.

W
H
I
T
L
E
Y

Have you ever waved the name Whitley

In the navy, sailors of two ships might wave flags to each other to send messages. A sailor holds two flags in specific positions to represent different letters.

W
H
I
T
L
E
Y

Beeping like crazy...

In Morse code, letters and other characters are represented only by a series of short and long tones. For example, a short tone followed by a long tone stands for the letter A. Whitley sounds like this: