Given Name WIELAND

GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: VEE-lant (German)  [details]

Meaning & History

Meaning uncertain, perhaps a derivative of Germanic wela meaning "skilled, artful". In Germanic mythology Wieland (called Völundr in Old Norse) was an unequaled smith and craftsman.
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

Categories

earth, mythology, uncertain etymology
Entry updated February 12, 2018