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What does Dwayna mean?

Dwayna Pronunciation of Dwayna [dway-na] as a name for girls. The meaning of Dwayna is "dark, swarthy". Dwayna is an alternate form of Duana (Irish, Gaelic).

Associated with: dark (black).


Dwayna has 3 variants: Duayna, Duna and Dwana.

2 more alternative forms via Duana: Duane and Dwayne.

Creative forms:
(female) Dwayla, Dwayza, ..

(male) Dwaydo, ..

Middle name pairings:
Dwayna Kiara (D.K.), ..

How popular is Dwayna?

Dwayna is a rare given name for females. Dwayna is also a rare last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. The only popular related form of Dwayna (outside Top 2000) appearing in the Top 2000 is Duane. Adoption of this form of Dwayna was well-received during the years 1930-1939. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Duane in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Dwayna and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Dwayna is alike in pronunciation to Daena, Dana, Danah, Danay, Danea, Dannah, Danni, Danny, Dany, Dawna, Dayanna, Dayna, Deanna, Dena, Denna, Deona, Dhana, Diahna, Diana, Digna, Dinya, Diona, Dona, Donna and Dyna. Other suggested similar names are Alayna, Dafna, Dama, Damia, Damya, Dane, Danne, Dawn, Dawne, Daya, Dayann, Dayha, Dayla, Dayne, Deane, Deann, Deanne, Delayna, Dian, Diane, Diann, Dianne, Dowan (see Dawn), Duwan, Dwan, Dyan, Dyane, Dyann, Dyanne, Dzana, Elayna, Gayna, Irayna, Jayna, Rayna, Shayna and Zayna. These names tend to be more frequently used than Dwayna.

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