Malis Family History
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Malis Name Meaning
Scottish: variant spelling of Mallis. Polish (also Malisz, Malys, Malysz), Ukrainian; Czech, Slovak, and Croatian (Mališ); Slovenian; and Lithuanian(also Malys): from a derivative of a vocabulary word meaning ‘small’. Compare Maly. Jewish (from Ukraine): metronymic, a variant of Malin with the Yiddish possessive suffix -s.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press