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Boy Name: Dwayne

Name: Dwayne
Pronunciation: \d-wayne, dwa(y)-ne\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy (Dwayne's also a girl name)
Meaning: swarthy
Origin: Irish
Related Names: Dwade
Sounds Like: Dayne, Duayne
Variant forms: Dawayne, Dewayne, Duane, Duwain, Duwayne, Dwain, Dwaine, Dwane
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 256

Description

Dwayne \d-wayne, dwa(y)-ne\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's 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".

Dwayne has 8 variant forms: Dawayne, Dewayne, Duane, Duwain, Duwayne, Dwain, Dwaine and Dwane.

For more information, see also the related name Dwade.

Baby names that sound like Dwayne are Dayne and Duayne.

View a list of the 3 names that reference Dwayne.

Popularity

Dwayne is a very popular first name for men (#256 out of 1220) but an uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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