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Meaning and name origin

Wayne \wa(y)-ne\ as a boy's 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.

Wayne has 2 variant forms: Wain and Wayn.


Wayne is a very popular first name for males (#72 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#3607 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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Top 1000 baby names ranking of Wayne name in U.S.

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Similar Names

Wayne is also pronounced similarly to Wyn, Wynn and Wynne. Other suggested similar baby names are Bayne, Dayne, Gayne, Kayne, Layne, Mayne, Payne, Rayne, Wayde, Wayte and Zayne. These names tend to be less commonly used than Wayne.


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