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pinWhat 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".


Dwain has 9 variants: Dawayne, Dewain, Dewayne, Duayne, Duwain, Duwaine, Duwayne, Dwaine and Dwane.

Kreatif forms: Dadwain, Dwainda, Dwainne. [more]

pinHow 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Dwain name in U.S.

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

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.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Dwain, Dewayne, Duane, Duwayne, Dwaine in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Dwane, Dwayne in U.S.

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

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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.