Meaning and Origin of: Bolla

Family name origins & meanings

  • Catalan and Spanish : from bolla ‘sphere’, ‘ball’. How it was acquired as a surname is unclear; it may have been a nickname for a fat person. In Spanish bolla is also a regional term denoting various types of cakes and pastries and in some cases the surname may have arisen from this sense.
  • Hungarian : variant ofBalla, pet form of the personal name Barabás, orBarnabás (see Barnaby).