Name: Dwight

Origin and Meaning of the Name Dwight

  • Meaning:
    Mountain of Zeus
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (dwyt)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Dwight)
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Miscellaneous Info for Dwight

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Dwight was the original middle name given to 34th US President Eisenhower. To avoid confusion with his father, who was also named David, he began to go by his middle name and used Dwight throughout his life. The nickname for Dwight is "Ike", which he also went by, and his campaign slogan was catchy enough to be remembered today: "I Like Ike".

    Other notable Dwights are fictional character Dwight Schrute on hit television show "The Office", country singer Dwight Yoakam, and Dwight David Howard, American basketball player for the Orlando Magic.

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Popularity Rank of Dwight (US top 1000 names since 1880)

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