Boy name origins & meanings
- English : Place name: United Kingdom
Family name origins & meanings
- English : from a Germanic personal name Walo, either a byname meaning ‘foreigner’ (see Wallace), or else a short form of the various compound names with this first element.
- English : nickname for a well-liked person, from Middle English wale ‘good’, ‘excellent’ (originally meaning ‘choice’).
- English : topographic name for someone who lived near an embankment, Middle English wale (Old English walu).