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What does Gwayne mean?

Gwayne Pronunciation of Gwayne [gwayne] as a boys' name is pronounced gwayn. It is of Welsh origin, and the meaning of Gwayne is "white hawk". Variant of the medieval name Gawain.

Related boy name: Gavin.

Associated with: white, hawk (eagle), medieval.


5 related forms via Gawain: Gawaine, Gawan, Gawayn, Gawayne and Gwayn.

Creative forms:
(male) Gwayge, Gwayni, ..

(female) Gwaye, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gwayne Raiden (G.R.), ..

How popular is Gwayne?

Gwayne is an uncommonly occurring first name for men and also an unusual surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with similar and related boy names. The only prominent alternative form of Gwayne (not ranked) is Gavin (#70 in recent rankings). Other forms, like Gwayn, are uncommon. This relation of Gwayne was at the apex of its popularity 7 years ago (#30) and is somewhat less common today (#70, 47.6% less usage). (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gavin in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Gwayne is pronounced similarly to Gaine, Gayne, Gunne, Gwin, Gwinn, Gwyn, Gwynn and Gyan. Other recommended names are Bayne, Blayne, Chayne, Crayne, Dawayne, Dayne, Dewayne, Duayne, Duwayne, Dwaine, Dwane, Dwayne, Frayne, Gayle, Gayner, Gaynes, Gene, Gian, Gianney (see Gian), Gianni, Gianny, Graye, Kayne, Layne, Lewayne, Mayne, Payne, Rayne, Shayne, Swaine, Swayn, Swayne, Thayne, Twaine, Twayn, Wayne and Zayne. These names tend to be more frequently used than Gwayne.

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