Given Name DWIGHT

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: English

Meaning & History

From an English surname which was derived from the medieval feminine name Diot, a diminutive of Dionysia, the feminine form of DIONYSIUS. In America it was sometimes given in honour of Yale president Timothy Dwight (1752-1817). A famous bearer was the American president Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969).


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Entry updated July 2, 2008