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 prefix Dw-. Dwain is also a derivative of Dwayne (Irish, Gaelic): from the Gaelic "dubh".
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 1920-1929 and reached its peak position of #593 in the U.S. during 1950-1959, but is not listed currently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)
Dewayne, Duane, Duwayne, Dwaine, Dwane and Dwayne (#881 last year) are the popular variation forms of Dwain. Usage of these relations of Dwain was at its most widespread during the years 1960-1969 (adoption of 0.41%) and is somewhat lower today (adoption 0.02%, ▼96%), with versions like Duane becoming less stylish.
Thinking of names?
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 baby 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.