US Popularity:1601
Meaning:Wagon maker; Wagon driver
Wayne is a boy’s name that has stood the test of time, coming from the English name Wainwright. More dominant in English-speaking countries, Wayne is seen as a name of the people, translating to "wagon maker" or "wagon driver." Common in British working-class households, this historic and honorable name rolls off the tongue and looks good on the eye. Fans of soccer would immediately recognize this name from former England, Manchester United, and DC United striker, Wayne Rooney. Wazza, as he was nicknamed, burst onto the international scene at the age of 16 having honed his soccer skills on the terraced streets of Liverpool. For those looking for a strong, traditionally masculine name or perhaps want to pay homage to their British roots, there is no better choice than Wayne.

Famous People Named Wayne

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  • John Wayne
  • Wayne Gretzky
    Hockey Player
  • Wayne Sermon

Wayne Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Wayne is currently #1121 on The Bump
Boy:Wayne is currently #308 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Wayne is currently #1601 in U.S. births
Boy:Wayne is currently #540 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
+ 22
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
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