DWIm & fIndonesian
Means "two, second" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit द्वि (dvi)
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).
Anglicized form of DAMHNAIT
. This was the name of a 7th-century Irish saint who was martyred by her father. She is the patron saint of the mentally ill.
Possibly from Persian گوهر (gohar)
"jewel, essence" or جوهر (johar)
"essence, ink" (which comes from the same root, but via a loan to Arabic and retransmission to Persian).