Meaning and Origin of: Waylon

Meaning and Origin of Waylon

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Old English : From the path land
  • English : Land by the road

What does Waylon mean and stand for?

The name Waylon is of Old English origin and means "land beside the road." It is a variant of the name Wayland.

Syllables: 2

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Famous people with this first name


According to Social Security Administration data, Waylon has recently been on the rise after breaking the top 200 in 2016. Since then, Waylon has increased dramatically each year, almost breaking the top 100 in 2020, when it ranked 103.

However, it is the 4th most popular name on

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Waylon was at its peak popularity in September 2019.

Waylon gained its outlaw spirit from Country singer Waylon Jennings; however, TV watchers of the 80s and 90s associate the name with The Simpsons character Waylon Smithers. Since then, Waylon has been a popular character name, appearing in TV show American Gothic, Batman comics, the movie Twilight, and video game Outlast.

Where is it Popular?

Waylon was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Waylon

  • Lon
  • Lonny
  • Way

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