Family name origins & meanings
- German and Danish : habitational name for someone from a place so named near Neubrandenburg; the -in ending suggests Slavic origin.
- French : metonymic occupational name for a maker of straw mattresses, Old French ballin.
- Jewish (Ashkenazic) : variant of Balin.
- Asturian-Leonese : habitational name from any of the places in Asturies named Vallín, from a diminutive of valle ‘valley’.