The main impetus for turning this surname into a given name was James Duane (1733-1797), who was mayor of New York City 1784-1789 and a U.S. federal judge 1789-1794. In the 1850 census, 62% of the 488 men and boys who had Duane as a given name were born in New York state, and most Duanes were born in either New York or the Midwest until the 20th century.
clevelandkentevans  2/11/2021
Very pleasant, handsome name.
noisynora  12/3/2020
The name Duane has been ruined by redneck Southerners but at least it's not as bad as the tacky spelling Dwayne, which incorporates another lower-class name, Wayne. Worst of all are the (mis)spellings DeWayne and D'wayne. Cue up the hillbilly banjos, folks.
Sostiver  11/25/2018
The name Duane was given to 113 boys born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/20/2016
Many annoying, loud-mouthed guys will pronounce this in a hideous nasal voice, turning it into duuuh-WAYNNNN with an irritating expression on their face. Come to think of it, women will do the same.
slight night shiver  4/22/2008
My impression of the name Duane is that it was appropriately given to me because of the original Celtic meaning of "Singing"! My life revolved around music! I have a deeply appreciation of all genres of music! Music always inspires me!
Dexhu  2/8/2007
I found in a Document that the name Duane meant "Singing" in Celtic! This was a long time ago in the 1950's so I can not reference it! Lately I do not see this meaning used in current name definitions! I've always accepted this meaning and wished I had kept the reference!
Dexhu  2/8/2007
And there's Duane ("dog the Bounty Hunter") Chapman, if you want to call him a celebrity. He certainly would want us too. Lol! By the way, Duane was Allman's middle name, his first name was Howard.
Starla Roxanne  9/18/2006
Guitarist Duane Allman is a famous bearer.
Hailey2006  7/5/2006

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