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What does Waylan mean?

Waylan Pronunciation of Waylan [way-lan] as a boys' name is of Old English derivation, and Waylan means "land by the road". Waylan is an alternate spelling of Wayland (Old English): place name. See also Wylan.

Associated with: old english.


Waylan has 5 variants: Waylen, Waylin, Waylon, Weylin and Wylan.

1 more different relation via Wayland: Way.

Creative forms:
(male) Whilan, Willan, ..

(female) Wayla, Wayta, ..

Middle name pairings:
Waylan Zachery (W.Z.), ..

How popular is Waylan?

Waylan is a rare given name for men. Waylan is an equally rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Wayland and Waylon (#222 in recent rankings) are the popular variation forms of Waylan (not ranked) rated in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Wylan, are uncommon. These relations of Waylan were popular in 2015 (adoption of 0.1%). Waylon is more widely used than the rest. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Wayland, Waylon in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Waylan is alike in pronunciation to Alan, Allan, Eilan, Elan, Ilan, Walwin and Walwyn. Other recommended names are Baylen, Caelan, Calan, Callan, Caolan, Caydan, Daelan, Dalan, Dallan, Daylan, Daylen, Daylin, Daylon, Dayman, Daytan, Dylan, Faelan, Faolan, Gaelan, Galan, Garlan, Gaylen, Gaylin, Gaylon, Harlan, Haydan, Haylan, Jaelan, Jalan, Jayelan, Jaylan, Jaylen, Jaylin, Jaylon, Kaelan, Kalan, Karlan, Kaydan, Kayvan, Kylan, Marlan, Raylen, Rayman, Rylan, Tallan, Taylan, Taylon, Wallas, Wayn, Wyland and Wyman. These names tend to be more commonly used than Waylan.

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