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Wayne

First Name
354k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
10k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Boys

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Origin and Meaning of Wayne

User Submitted Origins

English
75%
American
10%
French
10%
Scottish
5%

User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from Louisiana, U.S. says the name Wayne means "An occupational surname for a cartwright, Old English waegen ('wagon')" and is of English origin.
  2. A user from Tennessee, U.S. says the name Wayne means "Wagon maker".
  3. A user from Connecticut, U.S. says the name Wayne means "Burden bearer".
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  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.
  3. A city, the county seat of Wayne County, Nebraska, United States.
  4. A town, the county seat of Wayne County, West Virginia, United States.

Notable Persons Named Wayne

Notable Persons Named Wayne

Wayne Rooney

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

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

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

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

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

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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  • Wayne Bridge
    Soccer Player
  • Wayne Newton
    Musician
  • Wayne Static
    Musician
  • Wayne Shorter
    Musician
  • Wayne LaPierre
    Ceo and Executive Vice President of the Nra
  • Wayne Coyne
    Musician
  • Wayne Allyn Root
  • Wayne Pygram
  • David Wayne
    Actor
  • Wayne Ellington
    Basketball Player
  • Wayne Routledge
    Soccer Player
  • Wayne Simmonds
    Hockey Player
  • Wayne Kramer
    Musician
  • Wayne Morris
    Actor

Notable Persons With the Last Name Wayne

Notable Persons With the Last Name Wayne

Bruce Wayne

Bruce Wayne is a comics character.

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Lil Wayne

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

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

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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Damian Wayne

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Ronald Wayne

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

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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

Common first names for Wayne

  • John
  • Mary
  • Robert
  • James
  • William
  • Charles
  • Joseph
  • Edward
  • Helen
  • Margaret
  • Ruth
  • Richard
  • Michael
  • Anthony
  • Walter
  • Henry

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 198th 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 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 354,265 babies born with the first name Wayne in the United States. That's more than enough people named Wayne to occupy the country of Bahamas with an estimated population of 353,658 (as of May 3, 2010).
  • 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 10,167 babies. That's a lot of babies named Wayne!
  • Random Wayne Factoid: According to the 1964 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Wayne ranks 44th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Rhode Island. Imagine that, 43 babies in Rhode Island have the same name in 1964.
  • Weird things about the name Wayne: The name spelled backwards is Enyaw. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Waeyn. 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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