Meaning and Origin of: Vela

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Czechoslovakian : Great glory

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • Spanish, Catalan and Galician : of uncertain derivation; it could be from the pre-Roman personal name Vela (compare Basque bela, vela ‘raven’). More likely perhaps, it may be a byname from vela meaning either ‘sail’ or ‘watchman’.
  • Spanish : habitational name from a place name Vela, in Córdoba province.
  • Portuguese : habitational name from a place named Vela in Portugal.
  • Czech : from a pet form of either of two personal names, Velislav or Velimir.