Over the years I have had my name misspelled so often that I am immune
to any perceived insult. Once, many years ago, I counted 10
ways that I could remember having seen it. With the help of google, I went in search of a
larger variety. For a long time I had found "only" 34, but now I am up to
106. Can you find any more?
The only rule I use is to start with the letter D and have it sound
something like Duane. After the name is the number of "hits"
by google. The name must be of a person and not a title or
office. They may come from other languages and may be
pronounced a bit differently, but how would I know? My spelling,
Duane, accounts for about 60% of all of the ways. No wonder
that my name is so hard for people to spell.
11 Names starting with "Da"
Dawane, 44 k
Dawayne, 45 k
21 Names starting with "De"
Deuane, 1.4 k
Dewain, 6.7 k
Dewaine, 4.6 k
Dewane, 7 k
Dewayne, (includes DeWayne), 186 k
Dewaynn, 36 (includes De Waynn)
Dewein, 12 k
22 Names starting with "Do"
Thanks to Duane Mondue for this grouping
Doain, This one is funny. Most, but not all, found by
Google are a misspelling of domain, as in domain name registration.
Do Wain, few
do Waine, few
Douane, many, but uncertain, as it also means "customs" in french.
20 Names starting with "Du"
Duain, 3 k
Duaine, 6.8 k
Duane, 1.6 million
Du Wain, 12
Du Waine, 2
Du Wane, 2
Duwane, 1.6 k
Du Wayne, 804
Duwayne, 24 k
13 Names starting with "Dw"
Dwain, 154 k
Dwaine, 39 k
Dwane, 36 k
Dwayne, 726 k
7 Names starting with DY
12 Names with an apostrophe
Da' wane, 1 slang
D'uan, saw an actor on TV of that name
Du'aine, 1 k
D'wayne, 54 k
If you think that this is some kind of record, think again. I
once found a website that had all 175 spellings of Rebecka. It is
What does Duane mean?
Duane means "supremely black, or dark person" and I have heard it
before, so maybe it has some validity.
My middle name is
it means King, in French.
of arms for Duane and a few more odd spellings. Seems that I
descended from an Ox.
Learn about the
Duane's syndrome. So, I am also a disease.
It is obvious that my last name is German.
I am a
Black German King diseased ox.