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Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. VEE-lant(German)
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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.
VariantWeland(Germanic Mythology)
Other Languages & CulturesWeland(Anglo-Saxon Mythology) Wayland, Waylon(English) Völund, Völundr(Norse Mythology)

Sources & References

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

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