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What does Dwane mean?

Dwane Pronunciation of Dwane [dwane] as a boys' name means "swarthy". Dwane is an alternate spelling of Dwayne (Irish, Gaelic): from the Gaelic "dubh".

Associated with: swarthy (dark).


Dwane has 7 variants: Dawayne, Dewayne, Duane, Duwain, Duwayne, Dwain and Dwaine.

Creative forms:
(male) Dwale, Dwaon, ..

(female) Dwage, Dwawn, ..

Middle name pairings:
Dwane Neal (D.N.), ..

How popular is Dwane?

Dwane is an uncommon first name for males but a somewhat popular surname for all people (#144908 out of 150436, Top 96%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Dwane was first listed in 1920-1929 and reached its top rank of #886 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not ranked at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Dwayne (#796 from recent data), Duane (#1468), Dewayne (#1566), Dwaine, Duwayne, Dawayne and Dwain are the prominent variation forms of Dwane ranked in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Dwane was common among parents during the years 1960-1969 (adoption of 0.31%) and has become much less since (adoption 0.03%, 91.5%), with forms like Dewayne going out of style.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dwane, Dawayne, Dewayne, Duane, Duwayne in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Dwane is pronounced similarly to Dain, Dan, Dane, Dann, Dayne, Dean, Deane, Deen, Den, Dene, Deon, Deonn, Dewonn, Dewuan, Dion, Doan, Doane, Don, Donn, Donne, Dowan, Duayne, Dunn, Dunne and Duwaine. Other suggested similar names are Bane, Blane, Chane, Crane, Dace, Dade, Dale, Dana, Danek, Dani, Danie, Dante, Dave, Dawe, Daye, Deante, Delane, Devane, Drake, Duante, Dwade, Dwire, Fane, Gwayne, Kane, Keane, Lane, Rane, Roane, Shane, Swaine, Swayne, Thane, Twaine, Vane and Zane. These names tend to be more frequently used than Dwane.

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