Meaning:dark, swarthy
With Irish origins, Duane is a gender-neutral name meaning “dark” or “swarthy.” Duane is more commonly used as a surname but has occasionally been used as a first. The name was at its height in popularity during the 1960s but has since dropped off the scale. Like most gender-neutral names, one gender is more popular than the other. In this case, it’s more common to meet boys with the name Duane. If you’re looking for a unique Irish name to make baby feel close to their roots, Duane is an excellent choice.
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