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Anthony (“Mad Anthony”) 1745–96, American Revolutionary War general.
John (Marion Michael Morrison”Duke”) 1907–79, U.S. film actor.
a township in N New Jersey.
a city in SE Michigan, near Detroit.
a male given name: from an Old English word meaning “wagonmaker.”.
Contemporary Examples

The “south,” as Wayne notes, is where the drink as we know it today has its origins.
Lil Wayne Hospitalization: What the Hell Is Sizzurp? Melissa Leon March 16, 2013

We went to meetings with Wayne Wang and Jessinta, our line producer.
Behind the Scenes of ‘Snowflower’ Florence Sloan August 1, 2011

In March, Palin nominated Wayne Anthony Ross for attorney general.
Palin’s New Disaster Max Blumenthal April 12, 2009

It is a seedy downtown Detroit place, near Wayne State University.
Elmore Leonard’s Rocky Road to Fame and Fortune Mike Lupica September 12, 2014

I said, ‘Hi, this is Wayne Newton,’ and she said, ‘Oh, sure it is,’ and she hung up.
Stars Who Entertain the Troops Laura Colarusso October 5, 2011

Historical Examples

St. Clair marches, Wayne marches, Irving follows with his regiment.
The Little Red Foot Robert W. Chambers

Certainly, said Wayne politely, following Guilford into the house.
Iole Robert W. Chambers

Wayne, Arliss, and the rest of the administration had counted on self-interest holding most of the cops loyal to them.
Police Your Planet Lester del Rey

A single fly in an empty room is beautiful to me, Mr. Wayne.
Iole Robert W. Chambers

“Mad Anthony” Wayne now took up the task, with nearly three thousand men, and completed it thoroughly.
Washington’s Birthday Various

John, real name Marion Michael Morrison. 1907–79, US film actor, noted esp for his many Westerns, which include Stagecoach (1939), The Alamo (1960), and True Grit (1969), for which he won an Oscar

surname, by 1319, variant of Wain, representing wainwright, wainer (see wain) or perhaps “one who dwells by the tavern with the sign of the wain.”


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