Meaning and Origin of: Molle

Family name origins & meanings

  • German : variant of Moll.
  • North German : metonymic occupational name for a maker of wooden bowls, from Middle Low German molde ‘bowl’, ‘trough’, ‘tub’ (from Latin mulctra ‘milking tub’).
  • Dutch : variant of Mol 1.
  • Dutch (van Molle) : variant of Mol 2.
  • French : topographic name from a diminutive of mol, mou ‘soft’, denoting boggy ground.
  • Southern French : variant of Mole ‘knife grinder’.