Gender: Male Meaning of Wayne: "maker of wagons" Origin of Wayne: English occupational name Wayne's Popularity in 2019: #747

Wayne Origin and Meaning

The name Wayne is a boy's name of English origin meaning "maker of wagons".

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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Rank in US: #747

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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