Family name origins & meanings
- Catalan (Vilàs) : variant of Vilars, from the plural of vilar, a derivative of vila ‘farmstead’, ‘village’.
- Catalan : in some cases also variant of Viles, from the plural form of vila ‘(outlying) farmstead’, ‘(dependent) settlement’ (see Vila 1).
- in some cases also Galician : habitational name from any of the various places in Galicia named Vilas, from the plural of vila ‘(outlying) farmstead’, ‘(dependent) settlement’.
- Czech : from a pet form of the personal name Vilém, Czech form of Wilhelm (see William).