Waylon: baby boy name meaning and popularity

Waylon

An English name meaning “land beside the road,” although some sources claim its meaning to be “skillful.” Either way, it has the feel of someone who’s bound to bend the rules a little bit. But he probably will anyway, because kids.

Nicknames:

Way.

Famous people named Waylon:

Singer Waylon Jennings; football player Waylon Prather; mixed martial artist Waylon Lowe.

Fun fact:

Famed musician Waylon Jennings’ birth name was actually Wayland. But when a Baptist preacher mistook him for being named after Wayland Baptist University, his mother changed the spelling to Waylon.

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