What does Dwight mean?
Dwight /dwight/ as a boys' name is pronounced Rhymes with light. It is of Flemish origin, and the meaning of Dwight is "white or blond".
Variant of DeWitt. May possibly be a short form of the surname derived from Dionysius. Given fame in America by two Yale University presidents, and by President Dwight David Eisenhower. Baseball celebrity Dwight Gooden.
Affiliated boy name: Dewitt.
(male) Dwidai, Dwido, ..
(female) Dwide, Dwita, ..
How popular is Dwight?
Dwight is a very popular first name for men (#257 out of 1220, Top 21%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#13707 out of 150436, Top 9%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Shown below is the birth name history of Dwight for boys. Dwight reached its peak rank of #147 in the U.S. in the 1950s, and is currently at #1334. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)
Below is a graphed comparison of the history of Dwight and associated names. Dewitt is the only other popular variation form of Dwight (#1334 in recent rankings) listed in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Dwight was common 6 decades ago (adoption of 0.1%) and has become much lower since.