Wayne

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An occupational surname for a cartwright, Old English wægen ‎(wagon).

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Wayne

  1. A surname​.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.
    • 1988 Elmore Leonard, Killshot, Arbor House 1989, ISBN 1557100411, page 145:
      "My Dad wanted to name me Mats." "But your Mom won," Carmen said, "and named you after a movie star. Moms get away with murder. Mine, you probably think, named me after the girl in the opera." "Tell you the truth," Wayne said, "I never thought about it."
    • 2010 Sophie Hannah, A Room Swept White, Hodder & Stoughton, ISBN 978-0-340-98062-0, page 102:
      Marcella and Nathaniel. Now I know their names. I haven't thought much about having children, but if I did, I wouldn't give them names like that. They're the sort of names you choose if you think you're someone to be reckoned with. I wonder if this is my Reverse L'Oréal Syndrome kicking in again; what would I call my kids, Wayne and Tracey? Because I'm not worth it.

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