Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. WAY-lənd(English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From Old English Weland, probably derived from the Germanic root *wīlą meaning "craft, cunning". In Germanic legend Weland (called Vǫlundr in Old Norse) was a master smith and craftsman. He was captured and hamstrung by King Niðhad, but took revenge by killing the king's sons.

Related Names

VariantsWaylon(English) Weland(Anglo-Saxon Mythology)
Other Languages & CulturesWieland(German) Wēlandaz, Wieland(Germanic Mythology) Völund, Vǫlundr(Norse Mythology)


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Entry updated December 7, 2022