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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
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
Waylon Arnold Jennings, American country singer
Waylon Albright Jennings (aka Shooter), American country singer/southern rocker
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."
Waylon Albert Jennings (b. 2011), son of American actress Drea de Matteo and American singer-songwriter Shooter Jennings
- Waylon in song, story & screen
Waylon Smithers, character on The Simpsons
Wieland (called Völundr in Old Norse)-- in Germanic Mythology was an unequaled smith and craftsman.