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Gender: Male Meaning of Wayne: "maker of wagons" Origin of Wayne: English occupational name Wayne's Popularity in 2017: #816

The name Wayne is a boy's name of English origin meaning "maker of wagons". Wayne is ranked #816 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Musician Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Boys Makeover- Two 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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Famous People Named Wayne

Wayne Douglas Gretzky, Canadian hockey player
(Carson) Wayne Newton, American singer
Wayne Alphonso Brady, American singer, comedian, and actor
Wayne Hardnett, Jr. aka Bone Crusher, American rapper
Lil Wayne (born Dwayne Carter Jr.), American rapper
Wayne Richard Ferreira, South African tennis player
Wayne Mark Rooney, English footballer
Wayne Shorter, American jazz saxophonist
Wayne Arthurs, Australian tennis player
Wayne Hamilton Black, Zimbabwean tennis player
(Daniel) Wayne "Wing" Sermon, American musician of band Imagine Dragons

Pop Culture References for the name Wayne

Wayne Campbell, main character in the "Wayne's World" series
Wayne Arnold, oldest boy on TV's "The Wonder Years"
Wayne Rigsby, character on TV's "The Mentalist"
Wayne Ahmadyar, character in "Sims" series
Bruce Wayne aka Batman, superhero
Wayne Fields, Emily Fields' father on TV's "Pretty Little Liars"
Wayne Hopkins, character in J.K. Rowling's "The Original Forty"
There are apparently more serial killers with the middle name Wayne than any other
"Welcome To The Wayne", a Nickelodeon cartoon

Wayne's International Variations

Vaino (Finnish)


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