Galle Family History
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Galle Name Meaning
(Gallé) nickname for a cheerful lively person, from a diminutive of Old French gail ‘pleasant’, ‘merry’. Breton: variant of Gall 1. German: variant of Gall, or nickname for an evil person, from Middle High German galle ‘bile’, ‘bitterness’, ‘falsehood’. Danish and Swedish: perhaps from an old byname Galle, believed to derive from Old Danish and Old Swedish galle ‘fault’, ‘defect’. Slovenian: Germanized spelling of Gale 5.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press