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Dwight

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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

Want to know about the popularity of the Dwight baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 78,167 babies born with the name Dwight in the United States. That's more than enough Dwights to occupy the country of Andorra with an estimated population of 78,115 (as of July 1, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 12 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Dwight" was in 1953 with a total of 2,693 babies. (That's a lot of baby Dwights)

According to the 1944 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Dwight" ranks #94 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Kansas. Imagine that, 35 babies in Kansas have the same name as you in 1944. Across the entire United States a total of 1,506 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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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.

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.

Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard is a basketball biography. Dwight was born in 1985 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Dwight Yoakam

Dwight Yoakam is a singer-songwriter, actor, and director specializing in country and country-rock music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1984 to present. Dwight was born in 1956 as Dwight David Yoakam | in Pikeville, Kentucky, United States |.

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Dwight Freeney

Dwight Freeney is a NFL player. Dwight was born in 1980 in Hartford, Connecticut.

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Dwight Gooden

Dwight Gooden is a MLB player. Dwight was born in 1964 in Tampa, Florida.

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Beanie Sigel

Beanie Sigel is a musical artist with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1994 to present. Beanie was born in 1974 as Dwight E. Grant.

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Dwight D. Eisenhower

Dwight D. Eisenhower is an officeholder. Dwight was born in 1890 as David Dwight Eisenhower in Denison, Texas, U.S.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Dwight

Dwight Eisenhower
Dwight Schar
Dwight Schrute
Dwight Eubanks

Alternative Meanings

D is for delight, a surprise from within.

W is for wise, more tomorrow that today.

I is for impressive, your list of qualities.

G is for glisten, a sparkle in your eye.

H is for hardy, can't keep you down!

T is for talent, hidden or not.

Your name in reverse order is "Thgiwd". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Dthgwi". How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Dwight born Aug 29, 1969

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Tibet approximately on 1475. Your profession was artist, magician, and fortune teller.

Psychologically, you had a Bohemian personality - mysterious, highly gifted, capable of understanding ancient books. Magical abilities, could be a servant of dark forces. The timid, lonely and self-confident people are everywhere, and your problem - to overcome these tendencies in yourself and then to help other people.

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