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Waylon Name Popularity

How popular is the name Waylon? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 0 0%
1911 0 0%
1912 0 0%
1913 0 0%
1914 0 0%
1915 0 0%
1916 0 0%
1917 0 0%
1918 0 0%
1919 0 0%
1920 0 0%
1921 0 0%
1922 0 0%
1923 0 0%
1924 1,337 7 0.0006%
1925 0 0%
1926 1,363 6 0.0005%
1927 0 0%
1928 0 0%
1929 0 0%
1930 1,222 10 0.001%
1931 1,211 9 0.0009%
1932 0 0%
1933 1,042 12 0.0013%
1934 1,060 12 0.0012%
1935 1,290 6 0.0006%
1936 1,283 6 0.0006%
1937 940 15 0.0015%
1938 944 16 0.0016%
1939 0 0%
1940 1,106 11 0.001%
1941 1,327 5 0.0004%
1942 1,255 7 0.0006%
1943 0 0%
1944 0 0%
1945 1,358 5 0.0004%
1946 1,393 5 0.0003%
1947 1,586 5 0.0003%
1948 1,376 6 0.0004%
1949 1,438 5 0.0003%
1950 0 0%
1951 1,286 7 0.0004%
1952 1,284 8 0.0005%
1953 0 0%
1954 0 0%
1955 1,393 6 0.0003%
1956 1,249 10 0.0005%
1957 0 0%
1958 1,102 16 0.0008%
1959 0 0%
1960 0 0%
1961 0 0%
1962 1,575 5 0.0003%
1963 0 0%
1964 1,634 5 0.0003%
1965 0 0%
1966 1,342 6 0.0004%
1967 1,288 8 0.0005%
1968 902 30 0.002%
1969 781 55 0.0036%
1970 770 70 0.0044%
1971 824 55 0.0037%
1972 921 36 0.0026%
1973 845 47 0.0036%
1974 1,047 25 0.0019%
1975 843 53 0.0041%
1976 689 97 0.0075%
1977 545 196 0.0145%
1978 500 213 0.0158%
1979 466 264 0.0187%
1980 408 361 0.0247%
1981 475 264 0.018%
1982 607 157 0.0105%
1983 647 124 0.0084%
1984 678 114 0.0077%
1985 662 125 0.0082%
1986 870 63 0.0042%
1987 833 77 0.005%
1988 976 56 0.0036%
1989 875 84 0.0052%
1990 1,207 40 0.0024%
1991 1,113 54 0.0033%
1992 1,035 65 0.0041%
1993 1,054 64 0.0041%
1994 1,085 62 0.004%
1995 1,166 52 0.0035%
1996 1,065 65 0.0043%
1997 1,108 66 0.0045%
1998 1,100 67 0.0045%
1999 1,217 55 0.0037%
2000 1,117 76 0.005%
2001 1,304 51 0.0034%
2002 787 167 0.0111%
2003 858 150 0.0099%
2004 691 241 0.0158%
2005 618 318 0.0208%
2006 536 428 0.0273%
2007 517 461 0.0292%
2008 533 452 0.0292%
2009 469 543 0.0363%
2010 421 615 0.0427%
2011 373 765 0.0537%
2012 322 943 0.0662%
2013 286 1,180 0.0829%
2014 248 1,478 0.1014%
2015 219 1,751 0.1203%
2016 195 2,034 0.1411%
2017 162 2,407 0.1725%
2018 142 2,765 0.2013%
2019 112 3,422 0.2528%
2020 102 3,472 0.2728%

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Data via SSA.gov.


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Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Jaylon

Calm

Greek

Waylan

Land by the road

English

Waylen

Land by the road

English

Waylin

Land by the road

English


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Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Gaylon

Calm

Greek

Taylon

American


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Siblings of Waylon

Mamas with kids named Waylon also have kids with these names.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Monroe

Mouth of the river Rotha, in Ireland

Scottish

Clint

Fenced settlement

English

Brandon

Broom hill

English

Brooklyn

Broken land

English

Cassidy

Curly haired

Irish

14 Comments

  1. We gave birth to our 4th and finally child in 2019 (a bit of a marriage “oops” – our daughter before him was born in 2010, and we “done” having children after her)… and since I got to name our daughter before him, my husband was allowed to name our new son (within some mommy limits of course haha). We knew from the time we found out he was a boy that he would take my husbands middle name, which is Jay, but my husband was completely torn between two first names – Wyatt or Waylon. Wyatt was a COMPLETE NO from me, just didn’t sit well with me especially with Jay. The moment he suggested Waylon though, I was in love! Yes, Waylon Jennings (even though his birth given name was Wayland) played a part in why my husband chose it… my husband has always loved old school western, American outlaw type stuff.
    I ended up having to have an emergency c-section at 36 weeks… and Waylon Jay ended up being born on the 4th of July and boy, oh boy does he live up to his old school, outlaw ALL American name! A little firework that totally completely what we never knew we were missing!

  2. Country singer name and he reminds me of my palpal

  3. I’ve always loved the name and also the musician.

  4. Yea… My name is Waylon Woody. I’m not even joking. Waylon Jennings is a blessing and a curse for me. When he died in 2002 (Which is the year I was born) I think that it caused a surge in popularity of the name. I am not named after that man (although I kind of am). Yes, I am sick of old-heads asking if I was named after him. Besides that, 10/10, beautiful name, excellent execution on my parent’s part. If you are considering naming your child Waylon I would do it, just bite the bullet, join the dark side.
    – God Bless your beautiful baby boy amen.

    • Yea… My name is Waylon Woody. I’m not even joking. Waylon Jennings is a blessing and a curse for me. When he died in 2002 (Which is the year I was born) I think that it caused a surge in popularity of the name. I am not named after that man (although I kind of am). Yes, I am sick of old-heads asking if I was named after him. Besides that, 10/10, beautiful name, excellent execution on my parent’s part. If you are considering naming your child Waylon I would do it, just bite the bullet, join the dark side.
      – God Bless your beautiful baby boy amen.

    • We had our little Waylon Jay on the 4th of July, 2019! And he is every bit as old school, outlaw, and ALL American as his name sounds, even complete with a naturally perfect growing bright blonde mullet hahaha. I’m not sure how popular the name is currently (we didn’t bother looking – we were set on the name either way) but I know Wyatt has become EXTREMELY popular so I was worried that Waylon would quickly skyrocket as well. I actually just looked it up cause I was curious – in 2019 it was the #104th most popular name and right now it’s the #59th. It’s the most popular it’s ever been since it was introduced by Mrs. Jennings in the 1960’s (she actually named him Wayland but tweaked it to Waylon so he wouldn’t be associated with the Baptist church near them that she wasn’t aware of, which is how the name Waylon actually came to be). I hope that the name starts to trail off a little bit, not because I don’t adore his name, I absolutely do, but I don’t want him to be 1 of 4 Waylon’s in his kindergarten class in the next couple years.

  5. We came up with Waylon as we love the singer Waylon jennings

  6. My husband picked out his name because Waylon Jennings is his favoite singer! I love the name it’s unique!

  7. We chose Waylon after Waylon Jennings he and my husbands father were good friends so the name was inevitable for us really. We love it he is almost 5 months old and is totally a Waylon

  8. Just loved the name

  9. In the womb, I felt my baby’s spirit to be generous and peaceful. There were many times in pregnancy when I felt held by my baby’s spirit as if baby was carrying me through our journey. I liked the name Waylon, and when I looked up the meaning (land beside the road) it made me think of my husband and I’s many road trips when I felt “held” by the road (or the vast land beside it). It felt generous and peaceful to me.

    I don’t really care for Waylon Jenning’s music, so I don’t like that they share the same name. We are from TX, and I like that the name has TX history. But I don’t like it when people assume we named our son after Waylon Jennings or that I am a Waylon Jennings fan.

  10. We though that Waylon was a really cool name and after meeting our little guy we decided it was a perfect fit for him. I like that it is easy to spell and isn’t a very common used name.

  11. My husband always liked Waylon. I wasn’t sure about it until one day he said it, using it in context about our potential son and I fell in love with it. I love the old feeling to it and it’s not a common name but not weird. No we did not name him after Waylon Jennings, though we do enjoy some of his songs. The definition is a bit off “land beside the road” so I go off of lon meaning fierce and way meaning path. Waylon: fierce path. I do believe my son will make a fierce path in life and for the Lord.

  12. Named after Waylon Jennings. It’s a unique name and I love the country feel. We use Way & Waylo for nicknames. We paired the name with a family name for his middle & it is perfect for our feisty boy.


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