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What does Waylon mean?

Waylon Pronunciation of Waylon [way-lon] as a boys' name is an Old English name, 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.

Associated with: old english.


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

Waylon has 1 more different relation via Wayland: Way.

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

(female) Waylonna, Waylonne, ..

Middle name pairings:
Waylon Darrell (W.D.), ..

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)

Shown below is the birth name history of Waylon for boys. Waylon was first listed in 1930-1939 and reached its peak rank of #222 in the U.S. in 2015. (2015 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.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Shown below is a study of the history of Waylon and related names. Daylon and Wayland are the popular alternative forms of Waylon (#222 the previous year) listed in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Waylin, are seldom used. These relations of Waylon were favored today (average #1407). 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.

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