Family name origins & meanings
- Irish : variant of Boyle.
- Altered spelling of GermanBohle or Boll.
- Norwegian (Bøle) : habitational name from any of the farmsteads so named, from Old Norsebøli ‘farm’.
- Slovenian : probably from a medieval altered short form of the personal name Valentin (seeValentine). Replacement of initial V with B and alternation between the vowels a and o is quite common in Slovenian surnames.