Dwayne: baby boy name meaning and popularity


From the Irish name Dubhán, meaning "dark" - originally, this referred to a swarthy person. But where your little Dwayne is concerned, it'll refer to the time of day when he'll creep to your bedside to request a drink of water and scare the crap out of you.


There really are no good nicknames for Dwayne.

Famous people named Dwayne:

Writer Dwayne Wayans; football players Dwayne Allen and Dwayne Bowe; actor Dwayne Johnson; rapper Dwayne Carter (a.k.a. Lil' Wayne);

Fun fact:

Fans of the '80s and '90s sitcom "A Different World" will remember main character Dwayne Wayne, played by Kadeem Hardison.

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