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Origin and popularity of the name MALLA

Origin

Malla : 1: Nepali: name found among Thakuris and among Kshatriyas of the Newar people from Sanskrit malla ‘strongman wrestler’. This was the name of a dynasty which ruled Kathmandu Valley from the 13th to the 18th century.2: Muslim (mainly Syria and Lebanon): probably from the Arabic personal name Muʿallā from muʿallā ‘elevated’ ultimately from a root meaning ‘high’ (see Ali).3: Spanish: unexplained.

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Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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Geographic distribution of the 3,816 individuals with the name MALLA on Geneanet.

 

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