Wayland is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#12189 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Wayland reached its apex position of #937 in the U.S. in the 1930s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?
with its variant forms and related boy names. The only other popular alternative form of Wayland appearing in the Top 2000 is Waylon(#222 the previous year). Adoption of these forms of Wayland was at its peak in 2015 (median #1111). Waylon has been the most prominent.