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What does Erlend mean?

Erlend Pronunciation of Erlend [er-lend] as a boys' name has the meaning "noble's land; foreigner, stranger". Erlend is a variant form of Erland (Old English, Old Norse): actor Erland Josephson.

Associated with: noble.


1 different relation via Erland: Arlan.

Creative forms:
(male) Ellend, Eulend, ..

(female) Erelen, ..

Middle name pairings:
Erlend Kyren (E.K.), ..

How popular is Erlend?

Erlend is an unusual first name for males. Erlend is an unusual last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Arlan is the only popular variation form of Erlend (outside Top 2000). Adoption of this form of Erlend was at its most widespread in the 1930s (adoption of 0.01%). (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Erlend is pronounced similarly to Arland, Earland and Orland. Other suggested similar names are Aland, Arand, Arend, Arlen, Arlenn, Armand, Arnd, Arvind, Berend, Brand, Bryland, Durland, Eagen, Earle, Earley, Eden, Edmond, Edmund, Edmwnd (see Edmund), Efren, Egmond, Eilan, Eilert, Eilon, Elan, Elden, Elex, Ellard, Ellery, Ellrad (see Elrad), Ellrod, Elrad, Elven, Emelen, Emlen, Emlin, Emlyn, Emlynn, Erek, Erhard, Erie, Erin, Erl, Erle, Erling, Erly, Erman, Ermano, Ermes, Ermin, Ernan, Ernin, Erno, Erron, Erve, Ervine, Erving, Erwin, Erwinn, Erwyn, Eryle, Esmond, Ethen, Eugen, Evgeny, Garland, Garlend, Garlind, Marlond, Noland, Ormond and Roland. These names tend to be more frequently used than Erlend.

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