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What does Erland mean?

Erland Pronunciation of Erland [er-land] as a boys' name is of Old English and Old Norse origin, and the meaning of Erland is "noble's land; foreigner, stranger". Actor Erland Josephson.

Associated with: old english, norse, noble.


Erland has 2 variants: Arlan and Erlend.

Related boy name: Earland.

Creative forms:
(male) Elland, Euland, ..

(female) Erlandri, ..

Middle name pairings:
Erland Cayson (E.C.), ..

How popular is Erland?

Erland is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#71372 out of 150436, Top 47%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. The only popular alternative form of Erland (not ranked) is Arlan. This form of Erland was favored in the 1930s (usage of 0.01%). (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Arlan in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Erland and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Erland is pronounced similarly to Arland and Orland. Other recommended names are Aland, Arand, Arlando, Armand, Brand, Bryland, Derland, Durland, Eilad, Eilan, Elan, Ellard, Eran, Erhard, Erling, Erman, Ermano, Ernan, Garland, Harland, Leland, Marland, Morland, Noland, Orlan, Orlando, Ormand, Roland, Ryland and Wyland. These names tend to be more frequently used than Erland.

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