Meaning and Origin of: Balon

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : from Old French balon ‘bundle’, ‘roll’, ‘pack’, hence a nickname for a small, rotund man or possibly a metonymic occupational name for a carrier of goods and merchandise.
  • French (Bâlon) : generally regarded as a habitational name from Baalons in the Ardennes, it may however simply be from balon ‘ball’, ‘roll’ (see 1) or a derivative of Bal.