SOURCE: Nickname
PRONOUNCED: WAWL-is (English)  [details]

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

VARIANTS: Wallis (Scottish), Wallis (English)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Vlahović, Vlašić (Croatian), Oláh (Hungarian), Vlahović (Serbian), Vlašič (Slovene), Wallach (Yiddish)
Entry updated August 16, 2017