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Gender: Male Meaning of Wayne: "maker of wagons" Origin of Wayne: English occupational name Wayne's Popularity in 2018: #773

The name Wayne is a boy's name of English origin meaning "maker of wagons". Wayne is ranked #773 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Musician Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "100 Points - Boys with middles".

From the experts:

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.

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Vaino (Finnish)

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autumnreverie Says:


Considering Wayne has never fallen out of the top 1000 since the Social Security Administration started tracking names in 1880, I'd say this name still has something going for it. Besides, there's nothing wrong with giving a child a "grandpa" name. Better a "grandpa" name than a cutesy, juvenile, tacky, tryndeigh name.

Amber Renee Says:


I actually really like this, but that might be because of Bruce Wayne aka Batman