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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Indian (Panjab) : Hindu (Khatri) and Sikh name, probably from Sanskrit bahala ‘strong’, based on the name of a clan in the Khatri community.
  • North German : from the Germanic personal name Baldo, a short form of the various compound names with the first element bald ‘bold’.
  • Eastern German : from Bahl, a Sorbian form of the personal name Valentinus (see Valentine).

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