Ballin Family History
Ballin Name Meaning
German and Danish: habitational name from a place so named near Neubrandenburg Germany. Jewish (western Ashkenazic): most likely metronymic from the hypocoristic form (using the suffix -lin) of the Yiddish female personal name Be(y)le (see Balin ). Earliest bearers of the name spelling Bal(l)in or Bellin appear in available sources of Switzerland at the turn of the 14th–15th centuries. Hispanic: altered form of Asturian-Leonese Vallín (see Vallin ). French: metonymic occupational name for a maker of straw mattresses Old French ballin. French: variant of Balin a derivative of Bal . English (of Norman origin): variant of Balaam (see Ballam ).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022