[ 2 syll. er-lan(d), erl-a-nd ] The baby boy name Erland is pronounced as EHR-LaeN or EHR-LaeND †. Erland is a Scandinavian name of Old Norse origin. The first name is derived from an Old Norse personal name, originally a nickname of the element 'örlendr' (meaning foreigner, stranger). Erland has 14 forms that are used in English and other languages. Forms used in English include Arlan, Earlan, Earland, Earlen, Earlin, Earlyn, Eorland, Erlan, Erlande, Erlen, Erlende, Erlin, and Erlyn. A form of Erland in other languages is the Scandinavian Erlend.
Erland is uncommon as a baby name for boys. At the height of its usage in 1901, 0.005% of baby boys were given the name Erland. Its ranking then was #984. The baby name has since experienced a fall in frequency, and is now used on a very modest scale. Within all boy names in its group, Erland was nonetheless the most popular in 2012.
† English pronunciation for Erland: EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)"