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Of Greek origin.

Dwight was an English surname that was derived from the Medieval feminine name “Diot”.

Diot was a short form of the Greek name “Dionysia”, from the masculine name “Dionysios”.

Dionysios is a Greek name, from the Greek mythological Dionysos, the god of ecstasy, grape harvest, wine, and fertility.

Dwight is not ranked in the top-1000 baby names in the U.S.A. The names’ best ranking place was in 1953 when it was #122.

Famous bearers are Dwight D. Eisenhower, Dwight Howard, Dwight Yoakam, Dwight Conroy Farrell aka Count Bass D.