Dwayne Name Meaning & Origin

Dwayne

Pronunciation: DWAYN (key)

Origin of the name Dwayne:

Anglicized form of Dubhán (little dark one), a diminutive form of the Gaelic dubh (black, dark). Var: Dewayne, De Wayne, Dwain, Dwaine, Dwane, Dwayne, D’Wayne.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Duane, Duwayne, Dwain, Dwane, Dwaine

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Nicknames for Dwayne

Dewey, Wayne

Meanings and history of the name Dwayne

Gaelic/Irish origin. Derivative of the name Dubhan. Means "swarthy."

Famous real-life people named Dwayne

• Dwayne Bowe (American NFL football player, Kansas City Chiefs)
• Dwayne Carter (American rapper, Lil Wayne)
• Dwyane Wade, American basketball player for Miami Heat
Dwayne Johnson (American actor and former world champion professional wrestler, The Rock)

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