Meaning and Origin of: Bald

Family name origins & meanings

  • Dutch and German : from the Germanic personal name Baldo, or a short form of the various compound names such as Baldwin, formed with the first element bald ‘bold’, ‘strong’.
  • Scottish : nickname for a bald man, from Middle English balled ‘rounded like a ball’, from bal(le) ‘ball’ (Old English ball or Old Norse b{o,}llr).