Type Surname (from nickname)
Pronounced Pron. WAWL-əs(English)  [key·IPA]

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 Scottish hero William Wallace.

Related Names

VariantsWallis(Scottish) Wallis(English)
Other Languages & CulturesVlahović, Vlašić(Croatian) Vlachos, Vlachou, Vlahos, Vlahou(Greek) Oláh, Olasz(Hungarian) Vlahović(Serbian) Vlašič(Slovene) Wallach(Yiddish)
Given Name DescendantsWallace(English) Wallace(Scottish)


Entry updated April 23, 2024