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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
Related Names
VARIANT: Weland (Germanic Mythology)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Weland (Anglo-Saxon Mythology), Wayland, Waylon (English), Völund, Völundr (Norse Mythology)
Sources and References
  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 1553