Dwain

First Name
8k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Dwain

"Dwain" is a name of Irish origin, and it means "Dark". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Notable Persons Named Dwain

Dwain Chambers is an athlete. Dwain was born on April 5th, 1978 in London, England.

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Dwain was born on January 31st, 1973. He passed away on October 5th, 2003.

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Dwain Murphy is a film, television actor, television, and televisionactor. He has had major accomplishments since 2006. Dwain was born in Dominica.

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Dwain Lingenfelter is a Leader of the Saskatchewan New Democratic Party, MLA for Shaunavon, MLA for Regina Elphinstone, MLA for Regina Douglas Park, Leader of theSaskatchewan New Democratic Party, MLA forShaunavon, MLA forRegina Elphinstone, and MLA forRegina Douglas Park. His career lasted from 2009 to 2011. Dwain was born on February 27th, 1949 in Shaunavon, Saskatchewan.

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Dwain Anderson is a baseball player. Dwain was born on November 23rd, 1947 in Oakland, California.

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Dwain was born on February 13th, 1942 in Monroeville, Pennsylvania.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1913 9 0 9
1914 12 0 12
1915 17 0 17
1916 22 0 22
1917 26 0 26
1918 26 0 26
1919 32 0 32
1920 44 0 44
1921 41 0 41
1922 50 0 50
1923 53 0 53
1924 53 0 53
1925 77 0 77
1926 63 0 63
1927 65 0 65
1928 75 0 75
1929 76 0 76
1930 76 0 76
1931 85 0 85
1932 89 0 89
1933 100 0 100
1934 98 0 98
1935 108 0 108
1936 107 0 107
1937 105 0 105
1938 108 0 108
1939 101 0 101
1940 110 0 110
1941 93 0 93
1942 106 0 106
1943 82 0 82
1944 83 0 83
1945 74 0 74
1946 123 0 123
1947 133 0 133
1948 128 0 128
1949 132 0 132
1950 114 0 114
1951 139 0 139
1952 137 0 137
1953 166 0 166
1954 177 0 177
1955 156 0 156
1956 194 0 194
1957 177 0 177
1958 181 0 181
1959 255 0 255
1960 232 0 232
1961 190 0 190
1962 150 0 150
1963 177 0 177
1964 140 0 140
1965 123 0 123
1966 117 0 117
1967 104 0 104
1968 104 0 104
1969 120 0 120
1970 117 0 117
1971 100 0 100
1972 87 0 87
1973 95 0 95
1974 81 0 81
1975 62 0 62
1976 50 0 50
1977 57 0 57
1978 57 0 57
1979 58 0 58
1980 60 0 60
1981 45 0 45
1982 51 0 51
1983 45 0 45
1984 37 0 37
1985 36 0 36
1986 31 0 31
1987 36 0 36
1988 35 0 35
1989 36 0 36
1990 38 0 38
1991 31 0 31
1992 21 0 21
1993 22 0 22
1994 19 0 19
1995 18 0 18
1996 17 0 17
1997 20 0 20
1998 19 0 19
1999 16 0 16
2000 15 0 15
2001 10 0 10
2002 17 0 17
2003 13 0 13
2004 9 0 9
2005 16 0 16
2006 12 0 12
2008 11 0 11
2009 12 0 12
2010 10 0 10
2011 14 0 14
2012 16 0 16
2013 6 0 6
2014 15 0 15
2015 12 0 12
2016 5 0 5
2017 10 0 10

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Popularity of Dwain as a first name

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Common last names for Dwain

  • Johnson
  • Smith
  • Brown
  • Thomas
  • Anderson
  • Miller
  • Campbell

Fun Facts about the name Dwain

  • What name lists does Dwain rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Dwain? Dwain is the 2,959th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Dwain have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 7,535 babies born with the first name Dwain in the United States. That's more than enough people named Dwain to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Dwain? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1913 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Dwain first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Dwain is Friday, October 7th, 1892.
  • What year had the most people named Dwain born? The highest recorded use of the first name Dwain was in 1959 with a total of 255 babies.
  • Random Dwain Factoid: According to the 1951 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Dwain is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 19 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1951.
  • Weird things about the name Dwain: Your name in reverse order is Niawd. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nidaw. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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