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English surname possibly derived from the medieval feminine name Diot, a feminine form of Dionysius.
A variant of DeWitt, a Dutch surname meaning "blond" or "white one."
- Famous real-life people named Dwight
U.S. President Dwight David Eisenhower ("Ike"), 34th President
Dwight Yoakam, American country musician
Dwight Howard, American professional basketball center.
Dwight Freeney, American professional football defensive end.
Dwight Gooden, former Major League Baseball pitcher.
Dwight Schultz, American actor.
Dwight Phillips, American track athlete, a four-time world champion in the long jump.
- Dwight in song, story & screen
On TV show The Office (American version, played by Rainn Wilson), the uptight, arrogant, humourless, and unintentionally hilarious character is named Dwight Schrute.
In the television show "Haven" the town's police chief is called Dwight Hendrickson.