The Meaning Behind the Name Dwight

The name Dwight is an English baby name. The meaning of Dwight originated from the medieval female name Diot,  which is a diminutive of the name Dionysia (the feminine form of Dionysius). However, the gender type of Dwight is masculine.

The Hebrew meaning is laughter, God smiles, a short form of Isaac. In Dutch the meaning is blond, white and a variant of Dewitt. The Welsh meaning is also blonde and white. The English meaning of Dwight is blond, white and a variant of Dewitt.

Traits of People with the Name

People who are born with this name are usually energetic, always positive, pleasant, successful, sensitive, introverted, stubborn yet kind.

The name Dwight is pronounced Dwiet. The color associated with the name is blue. There are many meanings of the name Dwight.


In 2007 the popularity of Dwight was the 7626th most popular name. In 2016 it now ranks as the 2,251st on the popularity list. There are many popular Dwight’s of our time and before. American President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Timothy Dwight the Yale President are two of the earliest ones. Some other famous Dwights, country singer Dwight Yoakam and NFL player Dwight Lowery.

Famous People Called Dwight

One of the most famous people with the name was Dwight Eisenhower who was the 34th President of the United States.

Another famous Dwight is Dwight Yorke a footballer who played in the English Premier League.

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