Name: Wayland

Origin and Meaning of the Name Wayland

  • Meaning:
    War land; brave fight
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  • Meaning:
    War land; brave fight
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  • Pronunciation:
    (WAY land)
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Miscellaneous Info for Wayland

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    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Transferred use of the surname, possibly derived from a Germanic personal name, Welond.
    It may also be an Americanized spelling of German Weiland, a variant of Wieland, a Germanic personal name composed of the elements wig (war) and land (land, territory); or perhaps from wela (battle) and nand (brave).

    Wieland belonged in legend to an Anglo-Saxon god of blacksmithing.

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