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Origin: Teutonic
Meaning: Wagon Maker

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Wayne

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Wayne in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Wayne:

  • Records indicate that 350,068 boys in the United States have been named Wayne since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1947, when 10,129 people in the U.S. were given the name Wayne. Those people are now 73 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


    Comments about the name Wayne

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      4 Positive Comments

  • "my name is Wayne,i have never heard or had a problem with my name,my dads name is also Wayne its a strong name!" Jun. 24, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Wayne. Ya'll heard of the Great One...#99 Gretzky? Also Wayne Newton? Dankashane...Viva Las Vegas Baby! Now that's something special." Apr. 6, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "its my name i think it's a nice name I live in the netherlands and i never met some-one with the same so :)" Nov. 22, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my friend is called wayne he is a ginner n it suits him" Sep. 27, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      4 Negative Comments

  • "My name is Wayne and I don't like it much, it's a very uncommon nor popular name in the UK" Aug. 4, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Lovely handson boyfriend is called wayne. Hmm i nearly turned him not just based on his name. I doesnt have very good connitations. Ive taken to using waynie when were in private. Please dont call your child wayne." Mar. 18, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "please no one ever call your son wayne, especially if your sur name is king, im sorry!! its just such a sad name, how can anyone find it sexy sounding.Im sure there are lots of lovely waynes out there, but i cant stand the name, also waynes world, yuck its just horrid!!!" Oct. 14, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Put Ronald in front and Tanner behind and you've got a joke for everyone!" Oct. 18, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      5 Neutral Comments

  • "wayne is a masculine strong name,easy to read and remember it will gain popularity soon because its a normal name.its never stopped me from anything in my 55 years of life,good name for sports,school,and dating." Jan. 1, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "Wayne is my middle name, Howard is first name. I don't like either one.but I will take Wayne. I like the name Nick,Troy, Austin" Dec. 20, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "Im going to name my son Bentley Wayne. Because Wayne is my boyfriends middle name. (:" Dec. 6, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "one of d greatest rappers in hip hop history is called wayne (lil wayne) d dude is a genius, big up waynes!" May. 30, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "The surname of American actor John Wayne (formerly Marion Michael Morrison) and of the fictional Bruce Wayne, alter-ego of Batman. Though this is no longer in fashion as a male name, it does sound innovative when used for a girl, in part as an alternative to the totally outmoded Jayne, a Fifties relic which is stuck in the Jayne Mansfield era." May. 23, 2008: Report as inappropriate

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