Gender: Male Meaning of Dwayne: "swarthy" Origin of Dwayne: Spelling variation of Duane

Dwayne Origin and Meaning

The name Dwayne is a boy's name meaning "swarthy".

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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Pop Culture References for the name Dwayne

Duwayne, Duane, Dwaine, Dwain, Duwain


stella2007 Says:


I've only met one Dwayne in my life and he's the nicest guy and great father! So I like the name because of that. I love the really American feel of this name.

linda Says:


If you take a look, you'll see that I've changed the description. Thanks for the head's-up!

MaryKathryn Says:


I think they saw our comments and changed the description!

MaryKathryn Says:


I have always been a supporter of Nameberry and I will defend it to the end of time, but this description is a tad uncalled for.

opants Says:


Awful description! This is just one person's opinion.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I totally agree. I wish that Nameberry would use real descriptions and not just biased comments. I can see for names that really are off-limits (Gay, Adolph, Etc.) but sometimes they fail to put appropriate descriptions

grnberyl Says:


This name could use a better description minus the judgment.

csd267 Says:


Well, the description is harsh. This is my brother's name. He is very successful and classy :)

DryLake Says:


This name gives me a feeling of typical american B-movies, and I'm not even american.

lawsonhaley Says:


My dad's first name, he never, ever, EVER uses it.