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ˈʰwɪt ni, ˈwɪt-whit·ney
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Whitney, Eli Whitneynoun
United States inventor of the mechanical cotton gin (1765-1825)
Whitney, Mount Whitneynoun
the highest peak in the Sierra Nevada range in California (14,494 feet high)
transferred from the surname, popular in the 1980s and 1990s.
Whitney is the second studio album by American R&B/pop singer Whitney Houston, released in the United States on June 2, 1987 by Arista Records as the follow-up to her best selling debut album, Whitney Houston. She became an international star with this album, which made her the era's top female star. Whitney was certified 9× platinum by the RIAA on November 29, 1995. The album met the expectations of many people and was sensationally popular after its release. With this album, Houston set historic records on the charts. It debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart the issue of June 27, 1987, becoming the first album by a female artist, and only the fifth album by a solo artist. The album remained at the top for eleven consecutive weeks, creating a record; the most cumulative weeks at number one on the albums chart by a female artist during 1980s. Its first four singles—"I Wanna Dance with Somebody", "Didn't We Almost Have It All", "So Emotional" and "Where Do Broken Hearts Go"—all peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making her the first female artist to achieve that feat. Along with three straight number one singles from the debut album, they established an unprecedented seven consecutive number one hits by a performer, surpassing the Beatles and the Bee Gees. As well as in United States, the album and the first single, "I Wanna Dance with Somebody", were enormous hits worldwide, topping the charts in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and mainland Europe.
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Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Whitney is ranked #994 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Whitney surname appeared 35,118 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 12 would have the surname Whitney.
85.4% or 30,005 total occurrences were White.
8.4% or 2,967 total occurrences were Black.
2.4% or 871 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
1.9% or 699 total occurrences were of two or more races.
0.8% or 291 total occurrences were Asian.
0.8% or 288 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
The numerical value of Whitney in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of Whitney in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of Whitney in a Sentence
[Whitney’s sexuality] really wasn’t that important, what was important to me was, they were good friends and they really cared about one another, and that’s a good thing. Now, whatever else you wanna read or tell or say--it's good, it's bad-- it’s what you put on it.
I wanted to show support to the Houston family and for Whitney Houston, i was here three years ago for Whitney Houston.
Following the conclusion of Whitney High School’s Inclusion Week that took place last week, the Associated Student Body (ASB) student leaders participated in a group photo to show school unity. Some students wore stickers that they received from a handful of school-sanctioned clubs, these stickers included symbols of the clubs and were removed from the group photo with the goal of honoring the group of ASB students without any other club affiliation in the spirit of equity, inclusivity and school unity.
You go back and talk to witnesses, especially here in the murder of Judith Whitney, and most of their memories are just as vivid today as they were then.
He was heartbroken, george knew what it was like to be relentlessly hounded by the press… The poignancy of her passing at such a young age really did rock his world. He was also deeply affected by Whitney Houston’s death [in 2012]. He was petrified that he might end up the same way that Whitney did. And in fact, that pretty much happened.
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