Balis Family History
Balis Name Meaning
Hungarian; Croatian and Slovak (Bališ): from a short form of the personal name Baltazar (Hungarian and Slovak Baltazár) or Balint (Hungarian and Slovak Bálint). Greek: variant of Ballis a nickname from Turkish ballı ‘honeyed’. Greek: perhaps also a status name from medieval Greek bailos from Venetian bailo ‘bailiff’. Slovenian (Bališ): nickname from dialect bališ ‘bundle trousseau’. In North America this surname may also be an altered form of the variant Baliž. English (Surrey): variant of Bayliss .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022