Wayne

Pronunciation: wa-he-e-ne-h
Origin: United Kingdom
gender-male
Author

Emmy Samtani

Emmy Samtani

Emmy is the founder of Kiindred and mother to 3 little ones. Over the last 4 years, she has worked with some of the most credible experts in the parenting space and is a keen contributor on all things parenthood.
Region Origin: Northern Europe

Wayne is a masculine given name that has its origins in British culture. The meaning behind the name is connected to a wagon builder or driver. The name is more dominant in English-speaking countries and is seen as a man of the people, often found in British working-class households. People with the name Wayne are often associated with strength and honor, making it a popular choice for those looking to pay homage to their British roots or seeking a strong boy's name. The origin of the name Wayne can be traced back to an Old English word meaning "wagonmaker". The name has been used as both a surname and a given name, and it has been popularized by famous personalities such as actor John Wayne and hockey player Wayne Gretzky.

Wayne Name Popularity Data

chat-overall Overall: Wayne is currently #381 on Kiindred
gender-female Boy: Wayne is currently #381 on Kiindred Boy Names
gender-male Overall Unique: Wayne is currently #378 on Kiindred Unique Names
gender-male Boy Unique: Wayne is currently #378 on Kiindred Boy Unique Names

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Famous People Named Wayne

  • Wayne Gretzky: Wayne Gretzky is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player and head coach, widely regarded as one of the greatest hockey players of all time.
  • Wayne Rooney: Wayne Rooney is an English professional football manager and former player known for his career with Manchester United and the England national team.
  • Wayne Newton: Wayne Newton is an American singer and entertainer known as "Mr. Las Vegas" for his long-running performances in Las Vegas.
  • Wayne Brady: Wayne Brady is an American actor, singer, comedian, and television personality known for his work on "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" and "Let's Make a Deal."
  • Wayne Dyer: Wayne Dyer was an American self-help author and motivational speaker known for his books "Your Erroneous Zones" and "The Power of Intention." He passed away in 2015.