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Wayne

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How popular is the baby name Wayne in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 23 0 23
1881 30 0 30
1882 22 0 22
1883 25 0 25
1884 34 0 34
1885 24 0 24
1886 23 0 23
1887 29 0 29
1888 41 0 41
1889 32 0 32
1890 45 0 45
1891 29 0 29
1892 35 0 35
1893 55 0 55
1894 58 0 58
1895 56 0 56
1896 55 0 55
1897 51 0 51
1898 68 0 68
1899 57 0 57
1900 85 0 85
1901 87 0 87
1902 90 0 90
1903 92 0 92
1904 92 0 92
1905 107 0 107
1906 116 0 116
1907 148 0 148
1908 178 0 178
1909 163 0 163
1910 234 6 228
1911 286 6 280
1912 624 7 617
1913 771 11 760
1914 1,007 6 1,001
1915 1,533 16 1,517 #97 boy name
1916 1,601 14 1,587 #98 boy name
1917 1,732 17 1,715 #96 boy name
1918 1,935 23 1,912 #91 boy name
1919 1,976 20 1,956 #90 boy name
1920 2,198 20 2,178 #86 boy name
1921 2,440 22 2,418 #81 boy name
1922 2,493 17 2,476 #78 boy name
1923 2,621 24 2,597 #75 boy name
1924 2,753 23 2,730 #74 boy name
1925 2,735 21 2,714 #74 boy name
1926 2,827 17 2,810 #68 boy name
1927 2,916 30 2,886 #66 boy name
1928 2,884 29 2,855 #69 boy name
1929 2,765 29 2,736 #69 boy name
1930 3,012 28 2,984 #65 boy name
1931 3,236 23 3,213 #58 boy name
1932 3,414 26 3,388 #57 boy name
1933 3,594 30 3,564 #52 boy name
1934 4,048 15 4,033 #48 boy name
1935 4,079 22 4,057 #49 boy name
1936 4,421 15 4,406 #45 boy name
1937 4,638 23 4,615 #44 boy name
1938 5,255 30 5,225 #40 boy name
1939 5,673 25 5,648 #39 boy name
1940 5,746 20 5,726 #39 boy name
1941 6,128 20 6,108 #37 boy name
1942 6,502 21 6,481 #41 boy name
1943 6,784 21 6,763 #41 boy name
1944 6,737 15 6,722 #37 boy name
1945 6,748 12 6,736 #35 boy name
1946 8,826 19 8,807 #29 boy name
1947 10,201 33 10,168 #30 boy name
1948 8,699 17 8,682 #34 boy name
1949 8,952 28 8,924 #35 boy name
1950 9,289 19 9,270 #35 boy name
1951 9,345 21 9,324 #37 boy name
1952 9,110 18 9,092 #38 boy name
1953 8,931 29 8,902 #40 boy name
1954 9,196 37 9,159 #41 boy name
1955 8,746 28 8,718 #44 boy name
1956 8,756 33 8,723 #45 boy name
1957 8,688 28 8,660 #47 boy name
1958 8,362 29 8,333 #48 boy name
1959 7,920 32 7,888 #51 boy name
1960 7,216 25 7,191 #58 boy name
1961 6,781 27 6,754 #61 boy name
1962 6,348 29 6,319 #63 boy name
1963 6,056 22 6,034 #63 boy name
1964 5,856 23 5,833 #61 boy name
1965 5,139 20 5,119 #65 boy name
1966 4,911 23 4,888 #59 boy name
1967 4,485 18 4,467 #62 boy name
1968 4,276 14 4,262 #63 boy name
1969 3,924 21 3,903 #75 boy name
1970 4,034 28 4,006 #80 boy name
1971 3,352 19 3,333 #92 boy name
1972 2,809 14 2,795
1973 2,463 14 2,449
1974 2,244 23 2,221
1975 2,144 13 2,131
1976 2,033 11 2,022
1977 1,967 18 1,949
1978 1,906 18 1,888
1979 1,840 8 1,832
1980 1,850 8 1,842
1981 1,758 7 1,751
1982 1,723 12 1,711
1983 1,554 25 1,529
1984 1,492 15 1,477
1985 1,397 14 1,383
1986 1,359 17 1,342
1987 1,312 14 1,298
1988 1,257 16 1,241
1989 1,175 8 1,167
1990 1,149 0 1,149
1991 1,031 0 1,031
1992 920 5 915
1993 833 0 833
1994 746 0 746
1995 673 0 673
1996 605 0 605
1997 515 0 515
1998 525 0 525
1999 505 0 505
2000 449 0 449
2001 421 0 421
2002 416 0 416
2003 382 0 382
2004 363 0 363
2005 316 0 316
2006 358 0 358
2007 352 0 352
2008 340 0 340
2009 303 0 303
2010 283 0 283
2011 325 0 325
2012 290 0 290
2013 297 0 297
2014 291 0 291
2015 319 0 319

Want to know about the popularity of the Wayne baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 352,985 babies born with the name Wayne in the United States. That's more than enough Waynes to occupy the country of Iceland with an estimated population of 320,060 (as of April 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 23 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Wayne" was in 1947 with a total of 10,168 babies. (That's a lot of baby Waynes)

According to the 1947 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Wayne" ranks #27 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Louisiana. Imagine that, 247 babies in Louisiana have the same name as you in 1947. Across the entire United States a total of 10,201 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Wayne popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Wayne" mean? The list below shows the origins of Wayne as well as things modernly associated with the name Wayne such as celebrities named Wayne.

Origin and Meaning of Wayne

The name "Wayne" is of English origin, and it means "Wagon driver". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney is a football biography. Wayne was born in 1985 in Croxteth, Liverpool, England.

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Wayne Gretzky

Wayne Gretzky is an ice hockey player. Wayne was born in 1961 in Brantford, ON, CAN.

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Wayne Brady

Wayne Brady is an actor, television personality, comedian, and singer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1990 to present. Wayne was born in 1972 as Wayne Alphonso Brady in Columbus, Georgia, U.S.

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Wayne Knight

Wayne Knight is an actor and comedian with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1979 to present. Wayne was born in 1955 as Wayne Eliot Knight in Cartersville, Georgia, U.S.

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Wayne Newton

Wayne Newton is a singer and actor specializing in jazz and pop music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1962 to present. Wayne was born in 1942 as Carson Wayne Newton in Norfolk, Virginia.

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Wayne Bridge

Wayne Bridge is a football biography. Wayne was born in 1980 in Southampton, England.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Wayne

Wayne Dyer
Wayne Perry
Wayne Pa
Wayne State University
Wayne Static

Alternative Meanings

W is for wise, more tomorrow that today.

A is for acquaintance, the many friends you know.

Y is for youthful, your eternal look.

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

E is for elegant, born within you.

Your name in reverse order is "Enyaw". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Enwya". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Wayne born Sep 20, 1956

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern Australia approximately on 825. Your profession was trainer and holder of the fine animals, birds, and insects.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. Your lesson - to learn humility and faith in spiritual principles. You should believe in High Reason.

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