Ballas Family History
Ballas Name Meaning
Greek: nickname for someone who was short and fat, from bal(l)a ‘ball’, from Italian balla ‘ball’, ‘bullet’, ‘cannonball’. Syrian and Jewish (from Syria): unexplained. German: variant of Baldas, from a reduced form of the personal name Baltazar.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press