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Origin: Teutonic
Meaning: White or Fair

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Dwight

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Dwight in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Dwight:

  • Records indicate that 76,204 boys in the United States have been named Dwight since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1953, when 2,683 people in the U.S. were given the name Dwight. Those people are now 67 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


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  • "people tend to spell it "dewight" and pronounce it as "dewit". I've also been called "dewayne" many times in my 50yrs.of course older folks always asked me if i was named after eisenhower but my parents said no.they said they just liked the name. i now have a grandson with this middle name." May. 7, 2015: Report as inappropriate

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  • "Best-known nowadays from Dwight W. Morrow (1873-1931), ambassador to Mexico from 1927 to 1930 as well as being the father of Anne Morrow Lindbergh and father-in-law of Charles A. Lindbergh, and from Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969), president of the U.S. from 1953 to 1961. It is also the surname of Reginald Kenneth Dwight, the real name of legendary British pop singer Elton John." May. 19, 2008: Report as inappropriate

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