"land beside the road"

Waylon Origin and Meaning

The name Waylon is boy's name of English origin meaning "land beside the road".
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.

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Famous People Named Waylon

  • Waylon Arnold JenningsAmerican country music singer
  • Waylonstage name of Willem Bijkerk, Dutch singer
  • (Michael) Waylon LoweAmerican mixed martial artist
  • Waylon Glenn PratherAmerican NFL player
  • Waylon MullerMarshall Islands Olympic wrestler
  • Waylon Dwayne FrancisCosta Rican footballer
  • Waylon Reavisformer vocalist for American nu metal band Mushroomhead
  • Waylon Tripp Parkerson of William True; grandson of American actors Kirstie Alley and Parker Stevenson
  • Waylon "Blackjack" Albert Jennings (b. 2011)son of singer,songwriter Shooter Jennings and actress Drea de Matteo
  • Waylynn Lucasfemale American chef and owner of bakery Fonuts

Waylon in Pop Culture

  • Waylon J. SmithersMr. Burns's assistant on TV's "The Simpsons"
  • Waylon Jones aka Killer Croccharacter in Batman comics
  • Waylon Floodcharacter on TV's "American Gothic"
  • Waylon Forgeminor character in the first "Twilight" movie
  • Waylon Moorecharacter in 2004 film "Raising Waylon"
  • Waylon Parkcharacter in the "Outlast" game series