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Gender: M Meaning of Wayne: "maker of wagons" Origin of Wayne: English occupational name Wayne's Popularity in 2015: #749

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 granddad name. It has remained firmly in the 700s of the US Top 1000 since 2009.

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"
Wayne Fields, Emily Fields' father on TV's "Pretty Little Liars"
Wayne Hopkins, character in J.K. Rowling's "The Original Forty"
There are apparently more serial killers with the middle name Wayne than any other

Wayne's International Variations

Vaino (Finnish)