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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Czech : from a pet form of the personal names Boleslav or Bolebor.
  • Polish (Boleń) : from a pet form of the personal name Bolesław.
  • Variant spelling of German Bohlen.
  • Swedish (Bolén) : ornamental name composed of an unexplained first element + the common surname suffix -én, a derivative of Latin -enius ‘descendant of’.
  • English : variant of Bullen.

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