Meaning and name origin
Dwaine \d-waine, dwa(i)-ne\ as a boy's name is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Dwaine is "dark, swarthy". Dwaine is a variant of Duane (Irish, Gaelic); historical: many Irish and Scottish names have the meaning "dark" or "black". Also a variant of Dwayne (Irish, Gaelic): from the Gaelic "dubh", meaning "dark".
Dwaine is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Dwaine for boys. Dwaine reached its highest rank of #844 in the U.S. in 1930-1939 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Dwaine and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Dwayne (#881), Dwane, Dwaine, Dwain, Duane, Duwayne and Dewayne. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).