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Meaning and name origin

Duane \du(a)-ne\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Duane), is pronounced d'wayn. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Duane is "dark, swarthy". Historical: many Irish and Scottish names have the meaning "dark" or "black". Most Gaels had brown hair and dark skin coloring that contrasted with the fair hair and pale skin of Norwegian and Swedish invaders. Duante (d'wan-TAY) is a contemporary creation.

Duane has 10 variant forms: Dewain, Dewayne, Duante, Duayne, Duwain, Duwaine, Duwayne, Dwain, Dwaine and Dwayne.

There is 1 feminine form of Duane: Duana.

Duane is also pronounced similarly to Daine, Dan, Dane, Dann, Dayne, Dean, Deane, Dene, Doan, Doane, Donne, Dunn, Dunne and Dwane. Other suggested similar baby names are Dana, Dani and Danie.


Duane is a very popular first name for males (#215 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#20277 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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