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Meaning and name origin
Dwight \dwi(g)-ht\ as a boy's 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.
For more information, see also the related boy name Dewitt.
Dwight is a very popular first name for males (#257 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#15206 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
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