What does Dwayne mean?
Dwayne [dwayne] as a boys' name (also used less regularly as girls' name Dwayne) is pronounced d'wayn. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Dwayne is "swarthy". From the Gaelic "dubh", meaning "dark".
Associated with: irish.
Affiliated boy name: Dwade.Creative forms:
(male) Dwayde, Dwayke, ..
(female) Dwayce, Dwayde, .. Middle name pairings:
Dwayne Roderick (D.R.), ..
How popular is Dwayne?
Dwayne is a very prominent first name for men (#256 out of 1220, Top 21%) but an unusual surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Dwayne entered the list in 1910-1919 and reached its top rank of #126 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, and is presently at #796. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Prominent varying forms of Dwayne (#796 in 2015) are Duane (#1468 in 2015), Dewayne (#1566), Dwane, Dwaine, Duwayne, Dawayne and Dwain. These relations of Dwayne were favored as baby names 6 decades ago (usage of 0.31%) and are now significantly less conventional (usage 0.03%, down 91%).
Dwayne▼ is pronounced similarly to Dain, Daine, Dan▼, Dane, Dann, Dayne, Dean, Deane, Dene, Dewain, Deyn, Doan, Doane, Donne, Dowan, Duayne, Dunne and Duwaine. Other suggested similar names are Bayne, Blayne, Chayne, Crayne, Dana▼, Dani, Danie, Dannie▼, Danno, Danny▼, Daye, Dayle, Dayner, Frayne, Gawayne, Gayne, Gwayn, Gwayne, Kayne, Layne▲, Lewayne, Mayne, Payne, Rayne, Shayne▼, Swaine, Swayn, Swayne, Thayne, Twaine, Twayn, Wayne▼ and Zayne▲. These names tend to be less commonly used than Dwayne.See names in meaning and etymology.