Dwayne

Dwayne - A very unique male name



  Jun 25,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Dwayne, meaning swarthy, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1915 on position #1161. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Dwayne and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Dwayne? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Dwayne. The baby boy name Dwayne was given to 269 baby boys in 2012, ranking #729 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 6,101 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Dwayne peaked in popularity 58 years ago in 1961 on position 112.



Famous with this name

Dwayne Johnson
Dwayne Adams
Dwayne Adway


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Rating: 4/5 (3 people)


Dwayne is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Dwayne is currently topping the baby name charts in District of Columbia at position #259 - and is the least popular in Texas at position #1,245.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Dwayne is where you live.


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Dwayne origin and meaning

Dwayne is a 6 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means swarthy. To see famous people named Dwayne, pop culture references for the name Dwayne and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Dwayne

We've found the following names that sound similar to Dwayne, sorted by popularity.

Danny / Don / Dean / Duane / Dan / Damian / Donnie / Damon / Dana / Damien /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012729
2011706
2010681
2009704
2008682
2007673
2006612
2005640
2004688
2003611
2002612
2001583
2000544
1999544
1998505
1997497
1996458
1995451
1994418
1993391
1992348
1991322
1990306
1989284
1988281
1987278
1986265
1985255
1984252
1983234
1982243
1981231
1980223
1979203
1978192
1977165
1976174
1975182
1974186
1973166
1972162
1971157
1970141
1969144
1968137
1967137
1966134
1965126
1964120
1963115
1962120
1961112
1960123
1959165
1958200
1957237
1956252
1955297
1954309
1953323
1952344
1951350
1950368
1949362
1948353
1947344
1946376
1945392
1944372
1943441
1942444
1941409
1940396
1939400
1938432
1937398
1936373
1935400
1934385
1933415
1932446
1931468
1930502
1929643
1928650
1927714
1926676
1925721
1924689
1923974
1922937
1921998
19201073
19181407
19151161

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
District of Columbia259
Louisiana275
Hawaii319
Michigan397
Virginia419
Ohio435
Connecticut502
Maryland507
Florida546
South Carolina567
Pennsylvania578
North Carolina633
New Jersey656
New York663
Illinois693
Missouri695
Massachusetts776
Tennessee792
Arizona845
Washington958
California1066
Georgia1100
Texas1245

Even more about Dwayne


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Dwayne a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Dwayne?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1961
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Dwayne
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 6,101
Letter count 6
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1915
2012 births +269

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