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Top Names That Mean Land

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WaylonHeart

  • Origin:

    English
  • Meaning:

    "land beside the road"
  • Description:

    Country singer Waylon Jennings bestowed a kind of outlaw image on his name. However, for many children of the 1980s and '90s, Waylon will be forever associated with The Simpson's character, Waylon Smithers.

    Waylon Jennings' son, also named Waylon, is called Shooter, and Shooter's young son Waylon Albert with actress wife Drea DeMatteo will be addressed as Blackjack. Grandpa Jennings was originally called Wayland, but the name was changed early on by his mother.

KyleHeart

  • Origin:

    Scottish
  • Meaning:

    "narrow spit of land"
  • Description:

    Kyle is still appreciated by thousands of parents each year for its combination of simplicity, strength, and style; it was in the Top 20 for most of the nineties. As a Scottish surname, it dates back to the fifteenth century.

LelandHeart

  • Origin:

    English
  • Meaning:

    "meadow land"
  • Description:

    A somewhat stiff and serious turn-of-the-last-century name that seems to be coming back to life.

KylaHeart

  • Origin:

    Feminine variation of Kyle, Scottish
  • Meaning:

    "narrow spit of land"
  • Description:

    Kyle is stronger and sharper, though many parents will prefer the more distinctly feminine Kyla for their daughters. Kyla may owe much of its popularity to trendy cousin Kayla.

RolandHeart

  • Origin:

    German
  • Meaning:

    "famous throughout the land"
  • Description:

    Roland is a chivalrous old name made famous by the supposedly eight-foot-tall romantic hero and nephew of Charlemagne, celebrated in medieval poetry and song. It is more widely heard in the US now in its Spanish form, Rolando. You might want to consider rollicking short form Rollo, either on its own or as an abbreviation of Roland. Orlando is the graceful Italian form.
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RayanHeart

  • Origin:

    Arabic
  • Meaning:

    "land that is lush and rich in water"
  • Description:

    Popular Arabic name for boys and sometimes girls too, that's also a term of authority in India.

RominaHeart

  • Origin:

    Arabic
  • Meaning:

    "from the land of the Christians"
  • Description:

    This pretty name found in Spanish-speaking countries shares the diminutive of Romy—also spelled Romi—with Rosemary. It joined the US Top 1000 for the first time in 2015.

HarlanHeart

  • Origin:

    German and English
  • Meaning:

    "rocky land"
  • Description:

    Pleasant but uninspired surname name somewhat connected to writers Ellison and Coben. After three decades off the US Top 1000, it reentered in 2013, maybe because it's an unusual example of the trendy class of two-syllable n-ending boys’ names. Kevin Harlan is an NFL, NBA, and college basketball announcer for TV and radio.

HollandHeart

  • Origin:

    Dutch place name
  • Meaning:

    "wooded land"
  • Description:

    Holland is one of the coolest geographical names, unadorned and elegant, evocative of fine Rembrandt portraits and fields of pink and yellow tulips. It first entered the US Top 1000 in 2014.

OrlandoHeart

  • Origin:

    Italian variation of Roland
  • Meaning:

    "famous throughout the land"
  • Description:

    Orlando, the ornate Italianate twist on the dated Roland, with a literary heritage stretching back to Shakespeare and before, has appealing book-ended o's, and is open to combination with almost any last name, a la British actor, Orlando Bloom.
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