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Type Surname (from nickname)
Pronounced Pron. WAWL-is(English)
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Meaning & History

Means "foreigner, stranger, Celt" from Norman French waleis (of Germanic origin). It was often used to denote native Welsh and Bretons. A famous bearer was the 13th-century Sir William Wallace of Scotland.

Related Names

VariantsWallis(Scottish) Wallis(English)
Other Languages & CulturesVlahović, Vlašić(Croatian) Oláh(Hungarian) Vlahović(Serbian) Vlašič(Slovene) Wallach(Yiddish)
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