What does Dwane mean?
Associated with: swarthy (dark).
(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)
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.
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.See names in meaning and etymology.