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Wayland

First Name
4k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
2k
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
Boys

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Wayland mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Wayland

User Submitted Origins

English
40%
African
20%
German
20%
Welsh
20%

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Other Dictionary Sources
  1. (European mythology) a supernatural smith and king of the elves; identified with Norse Volund

Notable Persons Named Wayland

Notable Persons Named Wayland

Wayland Flowers

Wayland Flowers was an actor, comedian, puppeteer, and andpuppeteer. His career lasted from 1960 to 1988. Wayland was given the name Wayland Parrott Flowers, Jr. on November 26th, 1939 in Dawson, Georgia. He breathed his last breath on October 11th, 1988.

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Wayland Elizabeth Barber

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Wayland Drew

Wayland was born in 1932. He breathed his last breath in 1998.

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Wayland Becker

Wayland Becker was a football player. Wayland was born on November 2nd, 1910 in Soperton, Wisconsin. He left this life on December 1st, 1984.

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Wayland Hoyt

Wayland was born on February 18th, 1838. He breathed his last breath on September 27th, 1910.

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Wayland Hand

Wayland was born on March 19th, 1907. He left this life on October 22nd, 1986.

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  • Wayland Dean
    Baseball Player
  • Wayland & Fennell

Notable Persons With the Last Name Wayland

Notable Persons With the Last Name Wayland

Susan Wayland

Susan was born on June 23rd, 1980 in Leipzig, Germany.

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Tom Wayland

Tom Wayland is a singer, actor, voice actor, voice director, dubbing supervisor, producer, audio engineer, singing, and voice acting. Tom was given the name Thomas Wayland on July 21st, 1974.

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Francis Wayland

Francis Wayland was a President of Brown University. Francis was born on March 11th, 1796 in New York City. He breathed his last breath on September 30th, 1865.

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Julius Wayland

Julius was born in 1854. He breathed his last breath in 1912.

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Francis III Wayland

Francis was born in 1826. He died in 1904.

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April Halprin Wayland

April was born in 1954.

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Common last names for Wayland

  • Smith
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Hill
  • Allen
  • Harrison

Common first names for Wayland

  • John
  • James
  • Robert
  • William
  • Mary
  • Helen
  • Charles
  • Elizabeth
  • Ruth
  • Frank
  • Walter
  • Clarence

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Wayland U.S.
  White 92.17% 64.26%
  African American 2.86% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.62% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.83% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.24% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.28% 16.26%

Of Last Name Wayland

People with the last name Wayland are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Wayland

  • How Popular is the name Wayland? Wayland is the 4,530th most popular name of all time. As a last name Wayland was the 12,775th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Wayland have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,931 babies born with the first name Wayland in the United States. That's more than enough people named Wayland to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Wayland? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1884 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Wayland first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Wayland is Friday, November 15th, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Wayland born? The highest recorded use of the first name Wayland was in 1925 with a total of 59 babies.
  • Random Wayland Factoid: According to the 1975 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Wayland is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name in 1975.
  • Weird things about the name Wayland: The name spelled backwards is Dnalyaw. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Waadlyn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Wayland? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,415 people with the last name Wayland.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Wayland? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Wayland as their last name since less than 1 person in 122k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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