Balla Family History
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Balla Name Meaning
Hungarian: from a short form of Ballabás, variant of the personal name Barnabás (see Barnaby). Italian: from balla, which in its earliest sense meant ‘dance’ but from the 14th century was used to denote ‘goods packed for transport’, ‘bale’, ‘bundle (of merchandise)’ and was hence probably a metonymic occupational name for a carrier.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press