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Gender: Male Meaning of Payne: "villager, country-dweller" Origin of Payne: English

The name Payne is a boy's name of English origin meaning "villager, country-dweller". Payne and discussed in our forums with posts like "Boys Makeover- Two Middles".

From the experts:

The y helps a bit, but still a painful image.

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Famous People Named Payne

Payne Stewart, American golfer
Payne Fisher, English poet
Payne Whitney, American philanthropist
Dolley Payne Madison, wife of U.S. President James Madison
Liam James Payne, English singer, member of boy band One Direction

Pop Culture References for the name Payne

Payne, rebel in "Young Man of Talent" (1959) by George Turner
Benson Winifred Payne, main character in film "Major Payne"
Payne, family name on TV series "Tyler Perry's House of Payne"

Paynn, Paine


ambercat Says:


Names like this usually hurt the child more than the parents.

Skittlewiddles Says:


I grew up with a Payne in my class. Every one got over the "pain" association and he was more on the popular side. While I don't care for the name, it is not unheard of and it has passed the "classroom test".

taliesin Says:


or he could be a pro golfer or stock broker.

fuzzycub Says:


He'll be in Payne when they beat him up on the playground.