Palla Family History
Palla Name Meaning
Italian: from palla ‘ball’ used as a metonymic occupational name for a maker of cannon balls or as a nickname for a player of ball games or someone with a rotund figure. Italian: from Palla a short form of the personal name Pallade derived from Greek Pallas an alternate name of the goddess Athena. Galician: probably a nickname from palla ‘straw’. Hungarian: from the personal name Pál (see Pal ). Czech Slovak and Polish: variant of Pala and in North America also an altered form of this. Albanian: nickname or metonymic occupational name from pallë (definite form palla) ‘battle sword’.7: Indian (Gujarat): Muslim name of unexplained etymology.8: Indian (Punjab): Sikh name probably from Punjabi pəllā ‘edge of a garment support’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press