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.