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Dwayne Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Dwayne is of Irish and English origin.

The meaning of Dwayne is "dark, black, little dark one".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 881 in baby name popularity for boys with 245 occurrences.    Less than 5 girls were given the name. 

View the Dwayne Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Dwayne has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Dwayne to other names.


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Related Names

Dwayne is a variant spelling of Duane.

Variants of the name Dwayne include Dewayn, Dwane.

The name Dewayne is a form of Dwayne.

Other Tidbits

Some famous bearers of this name include: Dwayne Eddy, Dwayne Hickman.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Dwayne in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Dwayne.

Just for fun, see the name Dwayne in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

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Names Like This

Irish names usually contain a given, middle and family name.

Given names frequently have their source in the Roman Catholic faith, or are derived from the traditional Gaelic.

Some Gaelic or old Irish names date back to the Celtic origins of Gaelach (Ireland). These names find their basis in ancient pagan religions, myths, legends, and superstitions held by the Gaels.