Meaning and Origin of: Molla

Family name origins & meanings

  • Muslim : status name for someone with a qualification in Islamic religious learning, from Persian mulla, a derivative of Arabic maulā, maulwī ‘scholar’ (usually transcribed in English as mullah).
  • Ethiopian : unexplained.
  • Catalan : from a feminine form of Moll.
  • Catalan (Mollà) : variant spelling of the habitational name from any of the several places called Mollar in Catalonia and Valencia.