Wayne

Wayne - A very unique male name



  Jun 24,2018      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Wayne, meaning maker of wagons, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #142. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Wayne and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Wayne? 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 Wayne. The baby boy name Wayne was given to 238 baby boys in 2012, ranking #781 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 6,895 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Wayne peaked in popularity 72 years ago in 1946 on position 29.



Famous with this name

Wayne Knight
John Wayne
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Wayne is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Wayne is currently topping the baby name charts in Wisconsin at position #533 - and is the least popular in Texas at position #1,178.

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 Wayne is where you live.


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Wayne origin and meaning

Wayne is a 5 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means maker of wagons. To see famous people named Wayne, pop culture references for the name Wayne and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Wayne

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

Waymon / Wyman / Wayman / Wm / Weyman / Wanya / Waino / Wynn / Wen / Wymon /

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
2012781
2011736
2010786
2009790
2008704
2007685
2006654
2005677
2004601
2003589
2002545
2001529
2000515
1999452
1998438
1997439
1996396
1995365
1994336
1993317
1992296
1991264
1990241
1989229
1988208
1987199
1986189
1985184
1984173
1983171
1982160
1981156
1980146
1979149
1978138
1977135
1976130
1975120
1974118
1973107
1972103
197192
197080
196975
196863
196762
196659
196565
196461
196363
196263
196161
196058
195951
195848
195747
195644
195544
195441
195340
195238
195137
195035
194935
194834
194730
194629
194535
194437
194340
194241
194137
194039
193939
193840
193744
193645
193549
193448
193352
193256
193158
193066
192969
192870
192767
192668
192574
192474
192375
192278
192182
192086
191990
191892
191796
1916101
191597
1914111
1913112
1912119
1911126
1910142

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Maryland533
Wisconsin533
Oregon546
Kansas564
Florida575
Ohio582
Louisiana592
Oklahoma610
South Carolina610
Michigan611
Pennsylvania631
Washington671
New York677
North Carolina715
Georgia728
Virginia750
Minnesota777
Missouri819
New Jersey940
Illinois951
California984
Tennessee1019
Texas1178

Even more about Wayne


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 Wayne 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 Wayne?

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
1946
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Wayne
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 6,895
Letter count 5
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +238

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