[ 1 syll. w-hit, wh-it ] The baby boy name Whit is sometimes used as a girl name. It is pronounced as WIHT †. Whit is largely used in the English language, and it is derived from English and Old English origins.
Whit is a contraction of the name Whitman.
Whit is also a contraction of the name Whitney (English).
Whit is also a contraction of the name Whittaker (English).
See also the related category english.
Whit is unusual as a baby name for boys. Its usage peaked modestly in 1903 with 0.006% of baby boys being given the name Whit. It ranked at #908 then. The baby name has since experienced a fall in popularity, and is now of infrequent use. Among all boy names in its group, Whit was nonetheless the most commonly used in 2018. Whit has in the past century been mostly given to baby boys.
† Pronunciation for Whit: W as in "we (W.IY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)"