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What does Dewayne mean?

Dewayne Pronunciation of Dewayne [de-wayne] as a name for boys has its root in American, and Dewayne means "dark, swarthy". Dewayne is an alternate form of De- (American). Dewayne is also a derivative of Duane (Irish, Gaelic). Dewayne is also used as a variation of Dwayne (Irish, Gaelic).

Associated with: dark.


Dewayne has 10 variants: Dawayne, Dejuan, Dewain, Duayne, Duwain, Duwaine, Duwayne, Dwain, Dwaine and Dwane.

5 more related forms via De-, Duane, Dwayne: Deante, Deroyce, Devane, Devante and Devaun.

Creative forms:
(male) Dewayde, Dewayte, ..

(female) Dewayde, Dewayna, ..

Middle name pairings:
Dewayne Jair (D.J.), ..

How popular is Dewayne?

Dewayne is a very popular first name for males (#502 out of 1220, Top 41%) but a unique last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Dewayne was first listed in 1910-1919 and reached its highest position of #324 in the U.S. in the 1960s, and is at #1566 currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dewayne name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Dewayne outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Dwayne (#796 from current records), Duane (#1468), Dwaine, Dwane, Deante, Dwain, Duwayne, Dewain, Dawayne, Dejuan and Devante are the popular alternative forms of Dewayne (#1566 from current records). Adoption of these forms of Dewayne was widespread in the 1960s (average #1141) and has become much reduced since, with forms such as Dewayne falling out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dewayne, Dawayne, Deante, Dejuan, Devante in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dewain, Duane, Duwayne, Dwain, Dwaine in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dwane, Dwayne in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Dewayne is alike in pronunciation to Daine, Dane, Dayne, Dean, Deane, Dene, Dewonn, Dewuan, Deyn, Doane and Dowan. Other suggested similar names are Allayne, Bayne, Blayne, Chayne, Crayne, Daye, Dayle, Dayner, Dekwan, Delaine, Delainey (see Delaney), Delainy, Delane, Delaney, Delani, Delanie, Delano, Delany, Delwyn, Delwynn, Dequanne, Derwyn, Derwynn, Deryke, Deshane, Devan, Devine, Devlyn, Devyn, Devynn, Dewey, Dewie, Dwade, Frayne, Gawaine, Gawayne, Gayne, Germayne (see Germain), Gwayne, Hearne, Jermayne, Kayne, Keane, Kearne, Keyne, Layne, Lewayne, Mayne, Payne, Rayne, Shayne, Swaine, Swayne, Thayne, Tremayne, Twaine, Wayne and Zayne. These names tend to be less frequently used than Dewayne.

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