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What does Duane mean?

Duane /du-ane/ as a boys' name (also used less widely as girls' 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.

Associated with: irish, scottish, brown

Variations

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

Duane has 1 feminine form: Duana.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Daiane, Duanev, ..

(female) Duanel, Duney, ..

How popular is Duane?

Duane is a very popular first name for males (#215 out of 1220, Top 18%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#14664 out of 150436, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

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Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the birth name history of Duane for boys. Duane reached its apex position of #111 in the U.S. during 1930-1939, and is at #1565 presently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Displayed below is an analysis of the history of the boy name Duane and associated names. Dewain, Dewayne (#1484 in recent rankings), Duwayne, Dwain, Dwaine and Dwayne (#881) are the prominent varying forms of Duane (#1565 in recent rankings). These forms of Duane were at the peak of their popularity 5 decades ago (median #716) and are now much less conventional (#1704, 92%), with forms like Dwayne becoming less trendy.

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

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

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

Similar Names

NAMES LIKE DUANE

Duane is alike in pronunciation to Dain, Daine, Dan, Dane, Dann, Dawayne, Dayne, Dean, Deane, Dejuan, Den, Dene, Deon, Deonn, Dewuan, Deyn, Dion, Doan, Doane, Don, Donn, Donne, Dowan, Dunn and Dunne. Other suggested similar names are Bane, Blane, Burne, Chane, Crane, Dace, Dade, Dale, Dana, Danek, Dani, Danie, Dante, Dave, Dawe, Daye, Deante, Delane, Devane, Drake, Duarte, Dugan, Duke, Dunc, Duran, Durand, Durant, Durante, Dwade, Fane, Gunne, June, Kane, Keane, Lane, Rane, Roane, Rune, Shane, Thane, Tune, Vane and Zane. These names tend to be less commonly used than Duane.


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