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What does Waylon mean?

Waylon /way-lon/ as a boys' name. Waylon's name origin is Old English, and the name Waylon means "land by the road". Waylon is a version, with the suffix -on, of Wayland (Old English): place name. See also Daylon.


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

Waylon has 1 more different relation via Wayland: Way.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Waylou, Willon, ..

(female) Waylonna, Waylonne, ..

How popular is Waylon?

Waylon is a somewhat popular first name for males (#1161 out of 1220, Top 95%) but a rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the birth name history of Waylon for boys. Waylon was first listed in 1930-1939 and reached its peak rank of #251 in the U.S. in 2014. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Waylon name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Waylon outside U.S.

Shown below is a comparison of the history of Waylon and related names. Daylon and Wayland are the popular alternative forms of Waylon (#251 the previous year) listed in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Waylin, are seldom used. These relations of Waylon were favored today (average #1417). Waylon is the most trendy baby name here.

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

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

Similar Names


Waylon is alike in pronunciation to Allon, Alon, Eilon, Elon, Ilon, Walwin and Walwyn. Other recommended names are Baylen, Baylor, Braylon, Caydon, Dallon, Dalon, Daylan, Daylen, Daylin, Daymon, Dayson, Dayton, Dylon, Gaylen, Gaylin, Gaylon, Gaylor, Haydon, Haylan, Jaelon, Jailon, Jalon, Jaydon, Jaylan, Jaylen, Jaylin, Jaylon, Jaylonn, Jayron, Jayson, Jayvon, Kaydon, Kaylob, Layton, Mahlon, Mallon, Marlon, Maslon, Naylor, Payton, Raydon, Raylen, Raymon, Shaylon, Tallon, Talon, Taylan, Taylon, Taylor, Tayson, Tayton, Waldon, Walton, Warton, Watson, Wayn and Zaylor. These names tend to be less frequently used than Waylon.