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.