Gender Masculine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. WAYN  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From an occupational surname meaning "wagon maker", derived from Old English wægn "wagon". Use of it as a given name can be partly attributed to the popularity of the actor John Wayne (1907-1979). Another famous bearer is Canadian hockey player Wayne Gretzky (1961-), generally considered the greatest player in the history of the sport.


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Entry updated July 2, 2008