From Middle English hwit (“white”), as a nickname for someone with white hair or pale complexion; in some cases from a personal name of the same meaning. In Scotland and Ireland, used as a translation of several Gaelic names containing the element bán or fionn.
- A common surname.
- According to the 2010 United States Census, White is the 24th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 660,491 individuals. White is most common among White (65.5%) and Black/African American (28.2%) individuals.
White (not comparable)
- Alternative letter-case form of (of or relating to Europeans or Caucasians)
- a surname