Waylon

Waylon - A very unique male name



  Jan 17,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Waylon, meaning land beside the road, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1924 on position #1608. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Waylon and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Waylon? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Waylon. The baby boy name Waylon was given to 934 baby boys in 2012, ranking #325 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,757 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Waylon peaked in popularity 5 years ago in 2012 on position 325.



Famous with this name

Waylon Lowe
Waylon Payne
Waylon Payne


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Waylon is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Waylon is currently topping the baby name charts in Kentucky at position #99 - and is the least popular in New York at position #741.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Waylon is where you live.


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Waylon origin and meaning

Waylon is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means land beside the road. To see famous people named Waylon, pop culture references for the name Waylon and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Waylon

We've found the following names that sound similar to Waylon, sorted by popularity.

William / Willem / Willian / Willam / Wilhelm / Waylen / Willaim / Wiliam / Waylan / Wilmon /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012325
2011375
2010424
2009471
2008535
2007520
2006538
2005618
2004692
2003864
2002790
20011358
20001142
19991260
19981135
19971148
19961089
19951202
19941119
19931085
19921067
19911146
19901258
1989899
19881001
1987842
1986881
1985663
1984682
1983650
1982606
1981477
1980408
1979468
1978502
1977546
1976691
1975854
19741089
1973853
1972939
1971825
1970772
1969791
1968911
19671336
19661495
19641770
19621764
19581140
19561337
19551545
19521446
19511422
19491741
19481535
19471777
19461690
19451591
19421387
19411631
19401174
19381007
19371000
19361449
19351494
19341151
19331131
19311317
19301327
19261692
19241608

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Kentucky99
West Virginia108
Montana159
Oklahoma173
Arkansas182
Tennessee190
Mississippi198
North Carolina199
Missouri219
Maine242
Alabama249
South Dakota252
Indiana253
Louisiana257
Wisconsin266
Georgia266
Minnesota272
Nebraska284
Florida298
South Carolina299
Virginia306
Ohio312
Washington312
Kansas321
Pennsylvania350
Iowa364
Colorado370
Utah383
Texas387
Illinois396
Oregon416
New Mexico432
Michigan444
Nevada448
Arizona471
California546
Maryland605
New York741

Even more about Waylon


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Waylon a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Waylon?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2012
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Waylon
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 1,757
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1924
2012 births +934

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