Family name origins & meanings
- Spanish : habitational name from Mula, a city in the Murcia province.
- Possibly also Catalan (Mulà) : topographic name from a variant of molar ‘millstone’, or habitational name from any of several places named with this word.
- Southern Italian (Mulà) and Greek (Moulas) : occupational name for a muleteer, from medieval Greek moula ‘mule’ + the occupational suffix -as.
- Greek (Moulas) : status name from Turkish molla ‘chief judge’, ‘learned man’, ‘one who has studied (Islamic) theology’ (from Persian mullah).