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78k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
2k
in the U.S.
in 2010

Dwight

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How popular is the baby name Dwight in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 12 0 12
1881 21 0 21
1882 17 0 17
1883 11 0 11
1884 21 0 21
1885 30 0 30
1886 17 0 17
1887 19 0 19
1888 21 0 21
1889 16 0 16
1890 24 0 24
1891 25 0 25
1892 28 0 28
1893 24 0 24
1894 25 0 25
1895 22 0 22
1896 28 0 28
1897 25 0 25
1898 35 0 35
1899 41 0 41
1900 59 0 59
1901 37 0 37
1902 40 0 40
1903 28 0 28
1904 46 0 46
1905 35 0 35
1906 59 0 59
1907 58 0 58
1908 50 0 50
1909 43 0 43
1910 55 0 55
1911 87 0 87
1912 186 0 186
1913 211 5 206
1914 284 0 284
1915 337 0 337
1916 397 0 397
1917 349 0 349
1918 405 0 405
1919 380 0 380
1920 412 0 412
1921 493 0 493
1922 454 7 447
1923 437 6 431
1924 456 6 450
1925 470 0 470
1926 468 0 468
1927 464 0 464
1928 454 0 454
1929 471 0 471
1930 542 0 542
1931 566 0 566
1932 636 0 636
1933 516 0 516
1934 506 0 506
1935 475 0 475
1936 418 0 418
1937 406 0 406
1938 435 0 435
1939 394 0 394
1940 457 0 457
1941 536 0 536
1942 716 0 716
1943 1,235 0 1,235
1944 1,506 5 1,501
1945 1,753 0 1,753
1946 1,762 8 1,754
1947 1,549 7 1,542
1948 1,659 8 1,651
1949 1,718 0 1,718
1950 1,819 5 1,814
1951 2,062 11 2,051
1952 2,417 9 2,408
1953 2,703 10 2,693
1954 2,043 7 2,036
1955 2,159 6 2,153
1956 2,375 9 2,366
1957 2,037 12 2,025
1958 1,711 13 1,698
1959 1,602 8 1,594
1960 1,735 12 1,723
1961 1,670 7 1,663
1962 1,523 9 1,514
1963 1,460 11 1,449
1964 1,268 10 1,258
1965 1,233 6 1,227
1966 1,060 9 1,051
1967 990 5 985
1968 948 5 943
1969 1,213 13 1,200
1970 1,026 0 1,026
1971 918 11 907
1972 778 5 773
1973 720 5 715
1974 710 9 701
1975 678 6 672
1976 607 5 602
1977 583 8 575
1978 495 6 489
1979 550 6 544
1980 522 6 516
1981 523 6 517
1982 491 0 491
1983 536 0 536
1984 577 6 571
1985 511 10 501
1986 516 7 509
1987 549 0 549
1988 487 0 487
1989 488 0 488
1990 493 0 493
1991 466 0 466
1992 409 0 409
1993 361 0 361
1994 361 0 361
1995 303 0 303
1996 266 0 266
1997 244 0 244
1998 255 0 255
1999 243 0 243
2000 215 0 215
2001 186 0 186
2002 162 0 162
2003 176 0 176
2004 195 0 195
2005 152 0 152
2006 161 0 161
2007 164 0 164
2008 142 0 142
2009 168 0 168
2010 142 0 142
2011 138 0 138
2012 136 0 136
2013 132 0 132
2014 129 0 129
2015 103 0 103

Fun Facts about the name Dwight

  • How many people with the first name Dwight have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 78,167 babies born with the first name Dwight in the United States. That's more than enough people named Dwight to occupy the country of Andorra with an estimated population of 78,115 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Dwight? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 12 new born babies.
  • When was Dwight first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Dwight is Thursday, March 10th, 1864.
  • What year had the most people named Dwight born? The highest recorded use of the first name Dwight was in 1953 with a total of 2,693 babies. That's a lot of babies named Dwight!
  • Random Dwight Factoid: According to the 1952 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Dwight ranks 100th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Ohio. Imagine that, 152 babies in Ohio have the same name as you in 1952.
  • Weird things about the name Dwight: Your name in reverse order is Thgiwd. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Tigwdh. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Dwight? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,091 people with the last name Dwight.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Dwight? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Dwight as their last name since less than 1 person in 141k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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Popularity of Dwight as a last name

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Common last names for Dwight

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  • Martin
  • Moore
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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Dwight U.S.
  White 68.05% 64.26%
  African American 24.06% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.15% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.53% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.11% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.11% 16.26%

Of Last Name Dwight

People with the last name Dwight are most frequently White or African American

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Dwight" mean? The list below shows the origins of Dwight as well as things modernly associated with the name Dwight such as celebrities named Dwight.

English

Origin and Meaning of Dwight

The name "Dwight" is of English origin, and it means "Devotee of Dionysos". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Probably from a Middle English female name Diot, a pet form of Dionysia, the feminine form of Dionysius.

  1. A surname​.
  2. (chiefly US) A male given name derived from the surname.
  3. A village/town in Illinois.
  4. A city/town in Kansas.
  5. A village in Nebraska.
  6. A city/village in North Dakota.

Notable Persons With the Name Dwight

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Dwight D. Eisenhower was a 34th President of the United States, 1st Supreme Allied Commander Europe, 1st Governor of the American Zone of Occupied Germany, and 13th President of Columbia University. His military service ended in 1953. Dwight was born on October 14th, 1890 in Denison, Texas, U.S. He died on March 28th, 1969.

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Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard is a basketball player for the Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic, and Los Angeles Lakers in the National Basketball Association. His ongoing career started in 2004. Dwight was born on December 8th, 1985 in Atlanta.

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Dwight Gayle

Dwight Gayle is a soccer player for the Crystal Palace F.C., Arsenal F.C. Academy, Stansted F.C., Dagenham & Redbridge F.C., Bishop's Stortford F.C., and Peterborough United F.C. Dwight was born on October 17th, 1989 in Walthamstow, England. Dwight is also known as Gayle and Dwight Devon Boyd.

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Dwight Yoakam

Dwight Yoakam is a country music, honky-tonk, and country rock singer-songwriter, actor, and film director. His ongoing career started in 1984. Dwight was born on October 23rd, 1956 in Pikeville, Kentucky.

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Dwight Schrute

Dwight Schrute is a fictional character.

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Heavy D

Heavy D was a hip hop music, new jack swing, and reggae fusion rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, music executive, record producer, rapping, and singing. Heavy was given the name Dwight Myers on May 24th, 1967 in Mandeville, Jamaica. He died on November 8th, 2011.

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  • Dwight King
    (hockey player)
  • Dwight Schultz
    (actor)
  • Dwight Yorke
    (soccer player)
  • Beanie Sigel
    (musician)
  • David Eisenhower
    (author)
  • Dwight Freeney
    (american football player)
  • Dwight Gooden
    (baseball player)
  • Dwight Lyman Moody
    (influential individual)
  • Dwight David Eisenhower
    (president)
  • Dwight Powell
    (basketball player)
  • Dwight Frye
    (actor)
  • Dwight Evans
    (baseball player)
  • Dwight Chapin
    (businessman)
  • Dwight Morrow
    (office holder)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Dwight

Sir Elton John

Sir Elton John is a musician. He holds the title Candle in the Wind 1997. His most notable accomplishments were from 1962 to present. Elton was given the name Reginald Kenneth Dwight on March 25th, 1947 in Pinner, Middlesex, England.

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Dwight

Dwight is an influential person.

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Tim Dwight

Tim Dwight is a football player. His most notable accomplishments were from 1998 to 2007. Tim was born on July 13th, 1975 in Iowa City, Iowa.

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Jr. Edward Joseph Dwight

Jr. Edward Joseph Dwight is a leading somebody in the field of sculpture. Jr. was born on September 9th, 1933 in Kansas City, Kansas.

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John Sullivan Dwight

John Sullivan Dwight was a notable human. John was born on May 13th, 1813 in Boston. He passed away on September 5th, 1893.

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Roy Dwight

Roy Dwight was a soccer player for the Fulham F.C., Nottingham Forest F.C., Ebbsfleet United F.C., Coventry City F.C., and Millwall F.C. Roy was born on January 9th, 1933 in Belvedere, England. He passed away on April 9th, 2002.

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What does the name Dwight mean?

Dis for dazzle, the sparkle of you.

Wis for warmth, the glow of your friendship.

Iis for inventor, how many things will you create?

Gis for golden, memories you share.

His for honor, your most valuable possession.

Tis for treasure, of your friendship.

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