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TypeSurname (from occupation)
UsageEnglish
PronouncedPron.WAYN
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Meaning & History

Occupational name meaning "wagon maker, cartwright", derived from Old English wægn "wagon". A famous bearer was the American actor John Wayne (1907-1979).

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesWägner, Wagner, Wähner, Wahner, Wehner, Wehnert, Weiner German Bognár Hungarian Wegener, Wegner Low German
Entry updated January 10, 2017