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Who Is The Most Famous Wayne In The World?

Updated November 24, 2020 712 votes 26 voters 17.0k views85 items

List RulesVote up all of the Waynes you've heard of.

How many celebrities named Wayne can you think of? The famous Waynes below have many different professions, including notable actors named Wayne, famous athletes named Wayne, and even musicians named Wayne.

Lil Wayne is certainly one of the most famous Waynes on this list. One of the famous rappers named Wayne, he started his career at the age of 12 when he was signed by Cash Money Records. “Lollipop,” “A Milli,” and “Love Me” are among his biggest hits.

Another of the famous people with the first name Wayne is Wayne Gretzky. He is the former hockey player considered by many to be the greatest NHL athlete of all time. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1999.

Did we forget one of your favorite famous people named Wayne? Just add them to the list!

  • Wayne Gretzky1

    Wayne Gretzky


    BirthplaceBrantford, Canada

    Wayne Douglas Gretzky (; born January 26, 1961) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey...  more

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  • Lil Wayne2

    Lil Wayne


    BirthplaceHollygrove, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

    Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. (born September 27, 1982), known professionally as Lil Wayne, is an...  more

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  • Wayne Brady3

    Wayne Brady


    BirthplaceColumbus, Georgia, USA

    Wayne Alphonso Brady (born June 2, 1972) is an American actor, singer, and comedian who is a...  more

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  • Wayne Coyne4

    Wayne Coyne


    BirthplaceAllegheny County, Pennsylvania, Area code 412, Contiguous United States, United States of America

    Wayne Michael Coyne (born January 13, 1961) is an American musician. He is the lead singer,...  more
  • Wayne Knight5

    Wayne Knight


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Wayne Elliot Knight (born August 7, 1955) is an American actor, voice artist and comedian. He...  more
  • Wayne Newton6

    Wayne Newton


    BirthplaceVirginia, United States of America

    Carson Wayne Newton (born April 3, 1942) is an American singer and entertainer. One of the...  more

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  • Wayne Rogers7

    Wayne Rogers


    BirthplaceBirmingham, Alabama, United States of America

    William Wayne McMillan Rogers III (April 7, 1933 – December 31, 2015) was an American actor,...  more
  • Wayne Shorter8

    Wayne Shorter


    BirthplaceNewark, New Jersey, United States of America

    Wayne Shorter (born August 25, 1933) is an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Shorter...  more
  • Wayne Kramer9

    Wayne Kramer


    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan

    Wayne Kramer (born April 30, 1948) is an American guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer and...  more
  • Wayne Static10

    Wayne Static


    BirthplaceMuskegon, Michigan

    Wayne Richard Wells (November 4, 1965 – November 1, 2014), known professionally as Wayne...  more
  • Wayne LaPierre11

    Wayne LaPierre


    BirthplaceSchenectady, New York, United States of America

    Wayne Robert LaPierre, Jr. (born November 8, 1949) is an American gun rights activist....  more
  • Wayne Rooney12

    Wayne Rooney


    BirthplaceCroxteth, United Kingdom

    Wayne Mark Rooney (born 24 October 1985) is an English professional footballer who plays for...  more

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  • Wayne Chrebet13

    Wayne Chrebet


    BirthplaceGarfield, New Jersey

    Wayne Chrebet (born August 14, 1973) is a former American football wide receiver who played 11...  more
  • Wayne Cashman14

    Wayne Cashman


    BirthplaceKingston, Canada

    Wayne Cashman (born June 24, 1945) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey player and a...  more
  • Wayne Williams15

    Wayne Williams


    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia

    Wayne Bertram Williams (born May 27, 1958) is an American murderer serving life imprisonment...  more

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  • Wayne Robson16

    Wayne Robson


    BirthplaceVancouver, Canada

    Wayne Robson (April 29, 1946 – April 4, 2011) was a Canadian television, stage, voice and film...  more
  • Wayne Simmonds17

    Wayne Simmonds


    BirthplaceScarborough, Toronto, Canada

    Wayne Simmonds (born August 26, 1988) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player for the New...  more

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  • Wayne Federman18

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, Southern California, Contiguous United States, 90731

    Wayne Federman (born June 22, 1959) is an American comedian, actor, author, writer, comedy...  more

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  • Wayne Henderson19
    Wayne C. Henderson is an American guitar maker who specializes in the crafting of handmade,...  more
  • Wayne Dyer20

    Wayne Dyer


    BirthplaceMichigan, USA, Detroit

    Wayne Walter Dyer (May 10, 1940 – August 29, 2015) was an American self-help author and a...  more
  • Wayne Johnson21
    Wayne Johnson is an American jazz and acoustic guitarist (not to be confused with the electric...  more
  • Wayne Cooper22

    Wayne Cooper



    Artis Wayne Cooper (born November 16, 1956) is a retired American professional basketball...  more

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  • Wayne Ellington23

    Wayne Ellington


    BirthplaceWynnewood, Pennsylvania

    Wayne Robert Ellington Jr. (born November 29, 1987) is an American professional basketball...  more
  • Wayne Martin24

    Wayne Martin


    BirthplaceCherry Valley, Arkansas

    Gerald Wayne Martin (born October 26, 1965) is a former American football defensive end who...  more
  • Wayne Allwine25

    Wayne Allwine


    BirthplaceUSA, Glendale, California

    Wayne Anthony Allwine (February 7, 1947 – May 18, 2009) was an American voice actor, sound...  more