Popularity:4425
Origin:Dutch
Meaning:White; blond
Dwight is a masculine name of Dutch origin, meaning "white" or "blond" derived from the Dutch name DeWitt of the same meaning—befitting for baby born with golden locks. Dwight is also thought to have roots in English, coming from the medieval name Diot which itself is a variation of Dionysus, a name shared with the Greek god of wine and indulgence. Although Dwight has diminished in popularity in recent years, this makes it a perfect choice for parents who favor a unique name for their little one.

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  • Dwight D. Eisenhower
    United States President
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