Given Name WIELAND

GENDER: Masculine

Meaning & History

Derived from the Germanic elements wela possibly meaning "skill" and land meaning "land". In Germanic mythology Wieland (called Völundr in Old Norse) was an unequaled smith and craftsman.


earth, mythology, uncertain etymology
VARIANT: Weland (Germanic Mythology)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Weland (Anglo-Saxon Mythology), Wayland, Waylon (English), Völund, Völundr (Norse Mythology)

Sources & References

  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 1553