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Type Surname (from nickname)
Pronounced Pron. 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.