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Definitions for Whittier
ˈʰwɪt i ər, ˈwɪt-whit·ti·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Whittier, John Greenleaf Whittiernoun

    United States poet best known for his nostalgic poems about New England (1807-1892)


  1. whittier

    Whittier is a city located in Los Angeles County, California, United States. Named after the poet John Greenleaf Whittier, it is known for its rich history, beautiful architecture, and its vibrant community. Alternatively, Whittier can also refer to a number of schools, colleges, streets, and parks around the United States named after the same poet.


  1. Whittier

    Whittier is a city in Los Angeles County, California about 12 miles southeast of Los Angeles. The city had a population of 85,331 at the 2010 census, up from 83,680 as of the 2000 census, and encompasses 14.7 square miles. Like nearby Montebello, the city constitutes part of the Gateway Cities. Whittier was incorporated in February 1898, although it was first settled in 1887, and became a charter city in 1955. The city is named for the poet John Greenleaf Whittier and is home to Whittier College.

Editors Contribution

  1. whittier

    Quicker in the smarts area or a faster responder.

    Submitted by anonymous on June 16, 2019  

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Whittier is ranked #12047 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Whittier surname appeared 2,589 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Whittier.

    83.2% or 2,154 total occurrences were White.
    11.9% or 309 total occurrences were Black.
    2.2% or 58 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.3% or 36 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.6% or 17 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.5% or 15 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Whittier in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Whittier in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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