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Gender: Male Meaning of Dwight: "white or blond" Origin of Dwight: German and Dutch

The name Dwight is a boy's name of German origin meaning "white or blond". Dwight and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Pure and discussed in our forums with posts like "Name Association Game".

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This presidential name is in style limbo today - or, some might say, in the the sweet spot of familiar but little-used.

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Famous People Named Dwight

Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower, 34th U.S. president
Dwight David Yoakam, American singer
Dwight Howard, American NBA basketball player
Dwight Freeney, American NFL basketball player
Dwight Conroy Farrell, American rapper
Dwight Lyman Moody (1837-1899), Christian Evangelist and Publisher, founder of Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, IL
Dwight Filley Davis, Sr., American politician and tennis player
Dwight Devon Boyd Gayle, English professional footballer

Pop Culture References for the name Dwight

Dwight Kurt Schrute, character on the US show "The Office"
Dwight Babcock, character from book/movie "Auntie Mame"
Dwight Hendrickson, character from TV show "Haven"
Dwight, character on "The Walking Dead"
Dr Dwight Enys, character from TV show "Poldark"


Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I have never met a Dwight, but the last one I heard of was an infant, surprisingly enough.