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Gender: Male Meaning of Dwayne: "swarthy" Origin of Dwayne: Spelling variation of Duane Dwayne's Popularity in 2017: #936

The name Dwayne is a boy's name meaning "swarthy". Dwayne is ranked #936 on our popularity charts and discussed in our forums with posts like "The Makeover Baby Name Game".

From the experts:

This is an offshoot of Duane, which is an old Irish surname. It took off in the 1960s, when it conveyed a surfer boy image, and reached as high as Number 111 in 1961. The most prominent current bearer is Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. The basketball superstar spells his name DwYAne Wade.

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Famous People Named Dwayne

Dwayne Douglas "The Rock" Johnson, American actor and pro wrestler
Dwayne Kim Wayans, American writer and composer
Dwayne Michael Carter aka Lil Wayne, American rapper
Dwayne Lamont Allen, American NFL player
Dwayne Bravo, Trinidadian cricketer
Dwayne Anthony De Rosario, Canadian soccer player
Dwayne Lorenzo Bowe, American NFL player
Dwayne Glenn McDuffie, American comics and TV writer

Pop Culture References for the name Dwayne

Dwayne Cleophus Wayne, lead character on "A Different World"
Dwayne Banbury, from TV series "Mysterious Ways"
Dwayne Hicks, from the movie "Aliens"
Dwayne, character in "The Wolf of Wall Street" (2013 film)
Dwayne Myers, police officer from BBC's "Death in Paradise"
Dwayne Ray Ruiz, character in Barbara Kingsolver's book "The Bean Trees"

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