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TypeSurname (from nickname)
PronouncedPron.WAWL-is English

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
Entry updated August 16, 2017   Contribute