Valli Family History
Valli Name Meaning
Italian: patronymic or plural form of Valle or a habitational name from a place called with this word as for example Valli del Pasubio or Valli dei Signori. Italianized form of Slovenian Valič: patronymic from a short form of the personal name Valentin (see Valentine ). Hungarian (Válli): habitational name for someone from Vál in Fehér County or Vály in Gömör County (now Valice in Slovakia). Finnish: habitational name from farms so named from valli ‘embankment lawn pasture’. Established as a hereditary surname in southwestern Finland and southern Ostrobothnia since the 19th century. Occasionally adopted also as an ornamental name. This standard Finnish variant is rare in the US where the surname is mostly spelled Walli . American shortened form (and Greek feminine form denoting ‘the daughter or wife of’) of Greek Vallis .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022