Given Name WAYLON

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: WAY-lən  [details]

Meaning & History

Variant of WAYLAND. This name was popularized by country music singer Waylon Jennings (1937-2002), who was originally named Wayland.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Weland (Anglo-Saxon Mythology), Wieland (German), Weland, Wieland (Germanic Mythology), Völund, Völundr (Norse Mythology)

Sources & References

  • Cleveland Kent Evans, The Great Big Book of Baby Names (2006)


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Entry updated October 11, 2012