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Type Surname (from occupation)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. 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)
Given Name DescendantWayne(English)
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