What does Dwaine mean?
Dwaine /dwai-ne/ as a boys' name means "dark, swarthy". Dwaine is an alternate spelling of Duane (Irish, Gaelic) with the prefix Dw-. Dwaine is also a variation of Dwayne (Irish, Gaelic): from the Gaelic "dubh".
Dwaine has 1 more different relation via Duane, Dwayne: Duante.Kreatif forms: Deweyne, Dwaide, Dwaire. [more]
How popular is Dwaine?
Dwaine is an unusual given name for men. Dwaine is an equivalently unusual surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Shown below is the baby name statistics of Dwaine for boys. Dwaine entered the list in 1930-1939 and reached its peak position of #844 in the U.S. in the 1930s, but is not ranked currently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)
Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of Dwaine and related names. Dewayne, Duane, Duwayne, Dwain, Dwane and Dwayne (#881 via latest list) are the prominent variation forms of Dwaine. Other variants, like Duwain, are seldom used. These relations of Dwaine were at the top of their popularity during the years 1960-1969 (median #590) and are somewhat less widespread today (#983, down 96%).
Thinking of names?
Dwaine is pronounced similarly to Dain, Daine, Dan▼, Dane▲, Dann, Dayne, Dean▲, Deane, Dene, Doan, Doane, Donne, Dowan and Dunne. Other recommended similar baby names are Blaine▼, Caine, Craine, Daile, Dana▼, Dani, Danie, Dannie▼, Danno, Danny▲, Delaine, Devine, Dino▼, Dwade, Dwire, Faine, Fraine, Gaine, Gawaine, Gwayne, Kaine, Laine, Owain, Paine, Raine, Shaine, Swain, Swaine, Swayne, Thaine, Twain, Twaine and Zaine. These names tend to be more frequently used than Dwaine.