Waylon Name Meaning & Origin

Waylon

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Comments and insights on the name Waylon: | Edit

My son's name is Waylon.. People mostly ask if I'm a Waylon Jennings fan. And people always misspell it believe it or not.
Me too and I am a Waylon Jennings fan.
1986 named son Waylon (gealic Weylyn, meaning son of wolf) middle name Jay (meaning grey)
Great name for great son. Love Dad fathers day 2016.

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I got a lot of disgust in my name choice at first, but he's 10 now and it fits him. I can't imagine calling him anything else.

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My son Waylon was born in 1980, (no computers, so must have been a name book). I did look up his name, before we named him. I cannot recall the origin, however, I do recall the meaning. It means "Son of the Wolf". Of course, once we told our strapping son the meaning, he never let us of forget! LOL.
We have also run into the same issue other people have had, did we name him after Waylon Jennings, (no), calling him Weiland, it's just a common thing. Of course pretty much these issues are during the school years.
We feel and felt Waylon to be a very strong name for our first son.

Meanings and history of the name Waylon: | Edit

English. Variant of "Wayland," which in turn is from 'Weland," the Old English cognate of "Wieland." Having been derived from the Germanic elements 'wela' possibly meaning "Skill," and 'land' meaning, of course, "Land."

Famous real-life people named Waylon: | Edit

Waylon Arnold Jennings, American country singer
Waylon Albright Jennings (aka Shooter), American country singer/southern rocker
Waylon Albert Jennings, son of Waylon "Shooter" Jennings and actress Drea de Matteo
Waylon Flowers, American puppeteer, most famous for his iconic "outrageous old broad" puppet, Madame
Waylon Reavis, vocalist for American alternative metal and industrial metal band Mushroomhead

Waylon Jennings-- country music singer. Originally born "Wayland."

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Waylon Smithers, character on The Simpsons

Wieland (called Völundr in Old Norse)-- in Germanic Mythology was an unequaled smith and craftsman.

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