Dwayne

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Dwayne

"Dwayne" is a name of English origin, and it means "Dark, black". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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  1. A male given name, alternative spelling of Duane.

Notable Persons Named Dwayne

Dwayne Johnson is an actor, producer, professional wrestler, and professional wrestling. He was most prominent from 1995 to 2004. Dwayne was given the name Dwayne Douglas Johnson on May 2nd, 1972 in Hayward, California, U.S.

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Lil Wayne is a rapper, singer, songwriter, and record executive. He has been prominent since 1996. Lil was given the name Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. on September 27th, 1982 in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.

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Dwayne McDuffie is a comics creator.

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Dwayne Bravo is a cricketer. Dwayne was born on October 7th, 1983 in Santa Cruz, Trinidad and Tobago.

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His most notable accomplishments were from 1942 to 2005. Dwayne was given the name Dwayne Bernard Hickman on May 18th, 1934 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Dwayne Wayans is a film score musician. Dwayne was given the name Dwayne Kim Wayans on July 20th, 1956 in New York City. Dwayne is also known as Shway, Big Sleezy, and Big Sleezy (Given to him by His Ex.).

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Dwayne

Johnathan Dwayne is an art rock musician. He has been prominent since 1980. Johnathan was born on July 31st, 1963 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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Jā€™havone Dwayne is an athlete for the FC Leones.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1912 7 0 7
1913 7 0 7
1914 15 0 15
1915 28 0 28
1916 20 0 20
1917 26 0 26
1918 32 0 32
1919 26 0 26
1920 39 0 39
1921 58 0 58
1922 59 0 59
1923 66 0 66
1924 93 0 93
1925 81 0 81
1926 82 0 82
1927 89 0 89
1928 104 0 104
1929 104 0 104
1930 136 0 136
1931 153 6 147
1932 163 0 163
1933 166 0 166
1934 198 0 198
1935 190 0 190
1936 213 0 213
1937 203 0 203
1938 186 0 186
1939 213 0 213
1940 231 0 231
1941 204 0 204
1942 198 0 198
1943 196 0 196
1944 266 0 266
1945 248 0 248
1946 303 0 303
1947 390 0 390
1948 345 0 345
1949 362 0 362
1950 343 0 343
1951 390 0 390
1952 403 0 403
1953 484 5 479
1954 537 0 537
1955 587 0 587
1956 805 6 799
1957 1,044 8 1,036
1958 1,403 0 1,403
1959 1,915 11 1,904
1960 3,062 21 3,041
1961 3,499 19 3,480
1962 3,136 17 3,119
1963 3,150 11 3,139
1964 2,890 20 2,870
1965 2,538 14 2,524
1966 2,273 9 2,264
1967 2,171 15 2,156
1968 2,102 16 2,086
1969 2,134 20 2,114
1970 2,335 20 2,315
1971 1,843 14 1,829
1972 1,601 11 1,590
1973 1,449 13 1,436
1974 1,216 17 1,199
1975 1,262 13 1,249
1976 1,336 10 1,326
1977 1,472 12 1,460
1978 1,248 11 1,237
1979 1,185 17 1,168
1980 1,080 13 1,067
1981 1,016 7 1,009
1982 976 12 964
1983 965 9 956
1984 874 13 861
1985 887 7 880
1986 840 17 823
1987 813 11 802
1988 838 10 828
1989 879 9 870
1990 835 7 828
1991 786 7 779
1992 676 0 676
1993 589 0 589
1994 556 0 556
1995 507 0 507
1996 470 0 470
1997 418 0 418
1998 419 0 419
1999 364 0 364
2000 406 0 406
2001 339 0 339
2002 323 0 323
2003 343 0 343
2004 294 0 294
2005 339 0 339
2006 387 0 387
2007 360 0 360
2008 347 0 347
2009 346 0 346
2010 347 0 347
2011 319 0 319
2012 313 0 313
2013 321 0 321
2014 245 0 245
2015 292 0 292
2016 219 0 219

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Popularity of Dwayne as a first name

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Common last names for Dwayne

  • Johnson
  • Smith
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Davis
  • Wilson
  • Anderson
  • Robinson
  • Moore
  • Taylor
  • Thompson
  • Baker
  • Clark
  • Adams

Fun Facts about the name Dwayne

  • How Popular is the name Dwayne? Dwayne is the 770th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Dwayne have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 75,641 babies born with the first name Dwayne in the United States. That's more than enough people named Dwayne to occupy the country of Dominica with an estimated population of 71,293 (as of May 14, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Dwayne? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1912 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Dwayne first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Dwayne is Saturday, May 31st, 1884.
  • What year had the most people named Dwayne born? The highest recorded use of the first name Dwayne was in 1961 with a total of 3,480 babies. That's a lot of babies named Dwayne!
  • Random Dwayne Factoid: According to the 1961 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Dwayne ranks 82nd in popularity as a baby boy's name in West Virginia. Imagine that, 47 babies in West Virginia have the same name as you in 1961.
  • Weird things about the name Dwayne: Your name in reverse order is Enyawd. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nadeyw. 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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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