The name Dwayne is a boy's name meaning "swarthy". Dwayne is ranked #936 on our popularity charts and is often added to user-created lists like Trashy Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".
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.