Wayne - boys name

Wayne name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 56%

Wayne name meaning:

The name Wayne is of English origin and has multiple meanings. One interpretation is that it is derived from the Old English word "wægn," which means wagon or cart. This suggests a connection to someone who was involved in the transportation of goods or a wagon driver. Another possible origin is from the Old English word "waegan," which means laborer or wagon-maker. This meaning implies someone who worked with wagons, either as a laborer or a skilled craftsman.

Additionally, the name Wayne could also be a shortened form of the name Gawain, which is of Welsh origin. Gawain was a popular figure in Arthurian legend, known for his loyalty and bravery. Therefore, Wayne could possibly carry the connotation of a loyal and brave individual.

Overall, the name Wayne has historical ties to occupations related to transportation and craftsmanship. It may also be associated with qualities such as loyalty and bravery, depending on its origin and context.

Origin: English


Related names

Wayne , Duane, Waggoner

Other boys names beginning with W


Overall UK ranking: 2125 out of 4789

10 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (1265)

Historical popularity of Wayne

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