Wayne

First Name
354k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
10k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Wayne

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

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. American general during the American Revolution (1745-1796)
  2. United States film actor who played tough heroes (1907-1979)
Wiktionary

An occupational surname for a cartwright, Old English wægen (“wagon”).

  1. A surname​.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.

Notable Persons Named Wayne

Wayne Rooney is a soccer player for the Manchester United F.C., Everton F.C. Reserves, Academy, Everton F.C., England national under-17 football team, and England national under-19 football team. Wayne was born on October 24th, 1985 in Croxteth, Liverpool, England.

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Wayne Gretzky is a hockey player. His career lasted from 1978 to 1999. Wayne was born on January 26th, 1961 in Brantford.

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Wayne Rogers was an actor, director, screenwriter, investor, television personality, and television director. He was most prominent from 1959 to 2015. Wayne was given the name William Wayne McMillan Rogers III on April 7th, 1933 in Birmingham, Alabama, U.S. He died on December 31st, 2015.

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Wayne Brady is an actor, television personality, comedian, singer, presenter, game show host, and celebrity. He has had major accomplishments since 1990. Wayne was given the name Wayne Alphonso Brady on June 2nd, 1972 in Columbus, Georgia, U.S.

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Wayne Hennessey is a soccer player for the Crystal Palace F.C., Manchester City F.C., Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C., Bristol City F.C., Stockport County F.C., Yeovil Town F.C., Wales national under-17 football team, Wales national under-19 football team, and Wales national under-21 football team. Wayne was born on January 24th, 1987 in Bangor, Gwynedd, Wales. Wayne is also known as Hennessey and Wayne Robert.

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Wayne Knight is an actor, voice actor, and comedian. He has had major accomplishments since 1973. Wayne was given the name Wayne Eliot Knight on August 7th, 1955 in New York City.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Wayne

Bruce Wayne is a comics character.

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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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John Wayne was an actor, director, and producer. John was given the name Marion Robert Morrison on May 26th, 1907 in Winterset, Iowa, U.S. John is also known as Marion Mitchell Morrison, Marion Michael Morrison, Duke Morrison, and The Duke. He passed away on June 11th, 1979.

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Metro Boomin is a hip hop music, trap music, rhythm, and blues musician. He plays FL Studio, Bass guitar, and Pro Tools. He has been prominent since 2010. Metro was given the name Leland T. Wayne on September 16th, 1993. Metro is also known as Metro Boomin, Young Metro, Metro Beatz, Wayne, and Leland.

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Ronald was given the name Ronald Gerald Wayne on May 17th, 1934 in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.

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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 1,975 20 1,955 #90 boy name
1920 2,200 20 2,180 #86 boy name
1921 2,439 22 2,417 #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 2,734 21 2,713 #74 boy name
1926 2,830 17 2,813 #68 boy name
1927 2,912 30 2,882 #67 boy name
1928 2,885 29 2,856 #69 boy name
1929 2,767 29 2,738 #69 boy name
1930 3,009 28 2,981 #65 boy name
1931 3,240 23 3,217 #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 4,078 22 4,056 #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 5,676 25 5,651 #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 6,785 21 6,764 #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 10,202 33 10,169 #30 boy name
1948 8,699 17 8,682 #34 boy name
1949 8,951 28 8,923 #35 boy name
1950 9,282 19 9,263 #35 boy name
1951 9,352 21 9,331 #37 boy name
1952 9,115 18 9,097 #38 boy name
1953 8,932 29 8,903 #40 boy name
1954 9,200 37 9,163 #41 boy name
1955 8,751 28 8,723 #44 boy name
1956 8,753 33 8,720 #45 boy name
1957 8,693 28 8,665 #47 boy name
1958 8,357 29 8,328 #48 boy name
1959 7,917 32 7,885 #51 boy name
1960 7,217 25 7,192 #58 boy name
1961 6,780 27 6,753 #61 boy name
1962 6,349 29 6,320 #63 boy name
1963 6,058 22 6,036 #63 boy name
1964 5,854 23 5,831 #61 boy name
1965 5,138 20 5,118 #65 boy name
1966 4,909 23 4,886 #59 boy name
1967 4,486 18 4,468 #62 boy name
1968 4,274 14 4,260 #63 boy name
1969 3,923 21 3,902 #75 boy name
1970 4,034 28 4,006 #80 boy name
1971 3,350 19 3,331 #92 boy name
1972 2,807 14 2,793
1973 2,463 14 2,449
1974 2,243 23 2,220
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 1,849 8 1,841
1981 1,758 7 1,751
1982 1,724 12 1,712
1983 1,554 25 1,529
1984 1,492 15 1,477
1985 1,398 14 1,384
1986 1,359 17 1,342
1987 1,312 14 1,298
1988 1,258 16 1,242
1989 1,175 8 1,167
1990 1,148 0 1,148
1991 1,032 0 1,032
1992 921 5 916
1993 834 0 834
1994 746 0 746
1995 673 0 673
1996 605 0 605
1997 515 0 515
1998 525 0 525
1999 506 0 506
2000 452 0 452
2001 421 0 421
2002 417 0 417
2003 382 0 382
2004 363 0 363
2005 316 0 316
2006 358 0 358
2007 352 0 352
2008 341 0 341
2009 304 0 304
2010 284 0 284
2011 326 0 326
2012 291 0 291
2013 297 0 297
2014 291 0 291
2015 324 0 324
2016 329 0 329
2017 274 0 274

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Popularity of Wayne as a first name

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Popularity of Wayne as a last name

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Common last names for Wayne

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Miller
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Wilson
  • Anderson
  • Thompson
  • Martin
  • Clark
  • Taylor
  • Moore
  • Thomas
  • Wright
  • King
  • Jackson
  • Harris

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Wayne U.S.
  White 76.89% 64.26%
  African American 16.41% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.03% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.16% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.14% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.38% 16.26%

Of Last Name Wayne

People with the last name Wayne are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Wayne

  • What name lists does Wayne rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Wayne? Wayne is the 191st most popular name of all time. As a last name Wayne was the 3,498th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Wayne have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 353,612 babies born with the first name Wayne in the United States. That's more than enough people named Wayne to occupy the country of Iceland with an estimated population of 320,060 (as of April 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Wayne? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 23 new born babies.
  • When was Wayne first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Wayne is Saturday, November 3rd, 1866.
  • What year had the most people named Wayne born? The highest recorded use of the first name Wayne was in 1947 with a total of 10,169 babies. That's a lot of babies named Wayne!
  • Random Wayne Factoid: According to the 1957 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Wayne ranks 87th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Mississippi. Imagine that, 71 babies in Mississippi have the same name as you in 1957.
  • Weird things about the name Wayne: Your name in reverse order is Enyaw. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Wneya. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Wayne? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 10,215 people with the last name Wayne.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Wayne? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Wayne as their last name.

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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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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