What does Dwain mean?
Dwain [dwain] as a boys' name. The name Dwain means "dark, swarthy". Dwain is a version of Duane (Irish, Gaelic) with the suffix -wain. Dwain is also a derivative of Dwayne (Irish, Gaelic): from the Gaelic "dubh".
Associated with: dark.
(male) Dwabin, Dwaind, ..
(female) Dwaan, Dwaina, .. Middle name pairings:
Dwain Gianni (D.G.), ..
How popular is Dwain?
Dwain is a somewhat popular first name for men (#1032 out of 1220, Top 85%) but a unique last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Displayed below is the birth name history of Dwain for boys. Dwain was first listed in 1910-1919 and reached its peak position of #570 in the U.S. during 1950-1959, but is not listed currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related boy names. Dawayne, Dewain, Dewayne (#1566 last year), Duane (#1468), Duwayne, Dwaine, Dwane and Dwayne (#796) are the popular variation forms of Dwain. Adoption of these relations of Dwain was at its most widespread during the years 1960-1969 (adoption of 0.3%) and is now much lower, with versions like Dewayne becoming less stylish.
Dwain is alike in pronunciation to Dain, Daine, Dan▼, Dane, Dann, Dayne, Dean, Deane, Deen, Deion▼, Den, Deon, Deonn, Dewonn, Dewuan, Deyn, Deyon, Dion▼, Doan, Doane, Don▼, Donn, Dowan and Dunn. Other suggested similar names are Alain, Bain, Blain, Brain, Cain▲, Crain, Dai, Darin▼, Davin, Deakin, Devin▼, Dwade, Ewin, Fain, Gawain, Gwin, Iain, Kain, Owain, Owin, Pain, Rain, Swain, Twain, Wain and Zain▲. These names tend to be less commonly used than Dwain.See names in meaning and etymology.