Meaning and Origin of: Banis

Family name origins & meanings

  • Greek : of uncertain origin; possibly a nickname meaning ‘hut-dweller’, from Albanian banë ‘hut’.
  • Lithuanian (also Banys) : from a vernacular form of the personal nameBenediktas, Latin Benedictus (see Benedict).
  • Dutch : from a vernacular form of LatinBenedictus (see Benedict).