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Meaning and Origin of: Dwight boy

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First name origin & meaning:

Old English: Fair

First name variations: DeWitt, Dwhite, Dwite, Dwyte

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. English: from Diot, a pet form of the female personal name Dye. Reaney also suggests that this may also be an altered form of Thwaite (see Thwaites).
  2. Timothy Dwight (1752–1817), Congregational divine, author, and president of Yale College (1795–1817), was the dominant figure in the established order of CT. He was born in Northampton, MA, a descendant of John Dwight who came from Dedham, England, in 1635 and settled in Dedham, MA, and the grandson of Jonathan Edwards, the great theologian of American Puritanism.
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