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Gender: M Meaning of Wayne: "maker of wagons" Origin of Wayne: English occupational name Wayne's Popularity in 2014: #789

When Marion Michael Morrison became John Wayne around 1930, his last name took on an air of cowboy cool that lasted about thirty years, but by now it's strictly a dad or even granddad name.

Famous People Named Wayne

Wayne Gretzky, Canadian hockey player
Wayne Newton, American singer
Wayne Brady, American singer, comedian, and actor
Wayne Hardnett, Jr. aka Bone Crusher, American rapper
Lil Wayne (born Dwayne Carter Jr.), American rapper
Wayne Richard Ferreira, South African tennis player
Wayne Rooney, English footballer
Wayne Shorter, American jazz saxophonist
Wayne Arthurs, Australian tennis player
Wayne Hamilton Black, Zimbabwean tennis player
Matthew Wayne "Matt" Shepard, American murder victim

Pop Culture References for the name Wayne

Wayne Rigsby, character on TV's "The Mentalist"
Bruce Wayne aka Batman, superhero
Wayne Campbell, main character in "Wayne's World" series
Wayne Arnold, oldest boy on TV's "The Wonder Years"
There are apparently more serial killers with the middle name Wayne than any other.

Wayne's International Variations

Vaino (Finnish)