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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".

Associated with: dark.


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

Dwaine has 1 more different relation via Duane, Dwayne: Duante.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Deweyne, Dwaide, ..

(female) Dwainah, Dwaion, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the baby name statistics of Dwaine for boys. Dwaine entered the list in 1920-1929 and reached its peak position of #755 in the U.S. in the 1950s, but is not ranked currently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dwaine name in U.S.

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

Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of Dwaine and related names. Dawayne, Dewain, Dewayne (#1484 via latest list), Duane (#1565), Duwayne, Dwain, Dwane and Dwayne (#881) are the prominent variation forms of Dwaine. Other variants, like Duwaine, are seldom used. These relations of Dwaine were at the top of their popularity during the years 1960-1969 (median #855) and have become much less widespread since (#1770, down 92%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dwaine, Dawayne, Dewain, Dewayne, Duane in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Duwayne, Dwain, Dwane, Dwayne in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Dwaine is pronounced similarly to Dain, Daine, Dan, Dane, Dann, Dayne, Dean, Deane, Dene, Doan, Doane, Donne, Dowan and Dunne. Other recommended 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.