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What does Dwight mean?

Dwight Pronunciation of 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. Also form of Dewitt.

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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)

Dwight reached its peak rank of #147 in the U.S. in the 1950s, and is currently at #1687. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dwight name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Dwight outside U.S.

Which version is better?

Dewitt is the only other popular variation form of Dwight (#1687 IN RECENT RANKINGS) listed in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Dwight was common 7 decades ago (ADOPTION OF 0.1%) and has become much lower since.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dwight, Dewitt in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Dwight and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Dwight is alike in pronunciation to Diot. Other recommended sound-alike names are Dagget, Daivat, Digby, Dwire, Knight and Wright. These names tend to be less frequently used than Dwight.

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