English occupational name
"maker of wagons"

Wayne Origin and Meaning

The name Wayne is a boy's name of English origin meaning "maker of wagons".

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.

# 734 in the US

Wayne Rank in US Top 1000

# 742 on Nameberry

Wayne Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Wayne Popularity

Famous People Named Wayne

  • Wayne Douglas GretzkyCanadian hockey player
  • (Carson) Wayne NewtonAmerican singer
  • Wayne Alphonso BradyAmerican singer, comedian, and actor
  • Wayne HardnettJr. aka Bone Crusher, American rapper
  • Lil Wayne (born Dwayne Carter Jr.)American rapper
  • Wayne Richard FerreiraSouth African tennis player
  • Wayne Mark RooneyEnglish footballer
  • Wayne ShorterAmerican jazz saxophonist
  • Wayne ArthursAustralian tennis player
  • Wayne Hamilton BlackZimbabwean tennis player
  • (Daniel) Wayne "Wing" SermonAmerican musician of band Imagine Dragons

Wayne in Pop Culture

  • Wayne Campbellmain character in the "Wayne's World" series
  • Wayne Arnoldoldest boy on TV's "The Wonder Years"
  • Wayne Rigsbycharacter on TV's "The Mentalist"
  • Wayne Ahmadyarcharacter in "Sims" series
  • Bruce Wayne aka Batmansuperhero
  • Wayne FieldsEmily Fields' father on TV's "Pretty Little Liars"
  • Wayne Hopkinscharacter in J.K. Rowling's "The Original Forty"
  • There are apparently more serial killers with the middle name Wayne than any other
  • "Welcome To The Wayne"a Nickelodeon cartoon
  • Wayne "Duck" Newtoncharacter in the second campaign of the podcast "The Adventure Zone"