Whiting is the name of

  • powdered and washed white chalk (calcium carbonate), used in metal polish, putty, and whitewash, and at times added to paint to improve the paint's opacity


  • Whiting (fish), various additional fish species in North America, Australia and throughout the Indo-Pacific region
  • Merlangius merlangus, the original fish species to receive the name; a common food fish of the cod family found in the northeastern Atlantic Ocean around Europe and the Mediterranean regions


In the United States






  • HMS Whiting, the name of several ships of the Royal Navy, including:
  • NOAAS Whiting (S 329), an American survey ship in commission in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration from 1970 to 2003, and previously in commission in the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey from 1963 to 1970 as USC&GS Whiting (CSS 29)
  • USS Kenneth Whiting (AV-14), a United States Navy seaplane tender in commission from 1944 to 1947 and from 1951 to 1958
  • USS Whiting (SS-433), a proposed United States Navy submarine cancelled in 1944 prior to construction

Other uses