is a given name
for a male
. Its origin is in the northern British Isles
, and is derived from "D'Wain," meaning "of Wagons".
In the old Gaelic language, Dwayne is translated into "little dark one."
In the United States
, the spelling Dwayne is typically favored by African-Americans, who also employ variants such as Dwane, D'Wan, and DeWayne.
- This spelling has a different etymology and is typically associated with white, commonly Southern, Americans.