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Updated June 9, 2019

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Hindi : Young strength

Family name origins & meanings

  • Indian (Gujarat and Bombay city) : Parsi name, probably from Persian bālā ‘high’, ‘exalted’.
  • Indian (southern states) : variant of Balan, particularly among speakers of Tamil and Malayalam who have migrated away from their home state. In India it is only a given name, but it has come to be used as a family name among South Indians in the U.S.
  • Polish : from a reduced form of the personal name Baltazar.
  • Hungarian : from a pet form of the personal name Balázs, a vernacular form of Blasius.

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