- LANGUAGE FAMILY:
- indo-european > germanic > west germanic > german
- germanic / old norse
- NAME ROOT:
- *WēLA-NANDAZ > *WēLANDAZ > WIOLANT > VöLUNDR
- This name derives from the Germanic and Old Norse “*Wēla-nandaz > *Wēlandaz”, meaning “brave in battle, courageous fighter”. The name is related to the Germanic "Wiolant" translated as "Wayland. In Germanic and Norse mythology, Wayland the Smith is a legendary master blacksmith. In Old Norse sources, Völundr appears in Völundarkviða, a poem in the Poetic Edda, and in Þiðrekssaga, and his legend is also depicted on the Ardre image stone VIII. In Old English sources, he appears in Deor, Waldere and in Beowulf and the legend is depicted on the Franks Casket. He is mentioned in the German poems about Dietrich von Bern as the Father of Witige.
- GERMANIC MYTHOLOGY / NORSE MYTHOLOGY
Use in other languages
- ancient germanic
- waylon, wayland
- old english - anglo-saxon
- old norse
- Völundr, Völunðr
- völund, valand
Geographical spread (only living languages)
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- Numerological Values:
If the chosen name for your baby has a number value of 5, it suggests brilliance, enthusiasm, energy and versatility. These individuals are believed to be adventurous and love their freedom. They like challenges and get bored with routine. They often need several activities to keep their active mind occupied.
- Chakra Number:
- 5: The number of the Throat Chakra "Vishuddha"
The throat chakra is the fifth chakra and its color is blue. It is one the three primary colors. The main energy of blue is communication and it is the color used to soothe the soul. Explore this Divine color in depth, learn what it means and what it represents.
- Color meaning:
The color blue is one of trust, honesty and loyalty. It is sincere, reserved and quiet, and doesn't like to make a fuss or draw attention. Blue hates confrontation, and likes to do things in its own way. From a color psychology perspective, blue is reliable and responsible. This color exhibits an inner security and confidence. You can rely on it to take control and do the right thing in difficult times. It has a need for order and direction in its life, including its living and work spaces.
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