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What does Wayne mean?

Wayne Pronunciation of Wayne as a boys' name is pronounced wayne. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Wayne is "wagon builder or driver". Occupational name. Made famous by actor John Wayne. Performer Wayne Newton; hockey player Wayne Gretzky.

ASSOCIATED WITH Wa-, old english, occupational, famous



(male) Wane, ..

(female) Wayme, ..

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How popular is Wayne?

Wayne is a very popular first name for males (#72 out of 1220, Top 6%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#3280 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Wayne reached its highest rank of #33 in the U.S. during the years 1940-1949, and is at #749 presently. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Wayne is alike in pronunciation to Ean, Eann, Enne, Ewynn, Iain, Ian, Owynn, Win, Winn, Wyn, Wynn, Wynne and Yann. Other recommended sound-alike names are Bane, Bayne, Blayne, Boyne, Caine, Carne, Chayne, Coyne, Crayne, Daine, Dane, Dayne, Duayne, Dwayne, Faine, Fane, Frayne, Gaine, Gayne, Gwayne, Janne, Kaine, Kane, Kayne, Keyne, Laine, Lane, Layne, Mayne, Paine, Payne, Raine, Rane, Rayne, Ryne, Shayne, Swayne, Thayne, Vane, Wade, Wagner, Waite, Wake, Warde, Ware, Warner, Way, Wayde, Waylen, Wayte, Wye, Zaine, Zane and Zayne. These names tend to be less frequently used than Wayne.

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