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Wallis name meaning

Last Name
12k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Boys

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Wallis

User Submitted Origins

English
54%
Scottish
15%
Welsh
15%
Slavic
8%
Arabic
8%

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Wiktionary

The surname is an Old English byname for a Welshman or Breton, from Old French waleis "foreign".

  1. An English ethnic surname​ for someone with Welsh ancestry.
  2. An alternative name (the German name) for Valais (the French name).

Wallis was also found in the following language(s): German and Luxembourgish

Notable Persons Named Wallis

Notable Persons Named Wallis

Wallis Simpson

Wallis Simpson was royalty. She holds the title Duchess of Windsor. Wallis was born on June 19th, 1896 in Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania. She passed away on April 24th, 1986.

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Wallis Currie-Wood

Wallis Currie-Wood is an actress. Her ongoing career started in 2014. Wallis was born on August 12th, 1991 in Texas, USA.

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Wallis Huberta Annenberg

Wallis Huberta Annenberg is a philanthropist, president, and chairman of the annenberg foundation. Wallis was born as the child of Walter Annenberg on July 15th, 1939 in Philadelphia.

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Wallis Bird

Wallis Bird is a folk music, rockabilly, and acoustic music musician. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2005 to present. Wallis was born Wallis Bird on January 29th, 1982 in Enniscorthy.

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Wallis Mathias

Wallis Mathias is a cricketer.

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Wallis Giunta

Wallis Giunta is an opera singer, mezzo-soprano, and opera singer (mezzo soprano). She has been prominent since 2008. Wallis was given the name Kaitlyn Wallis Giunta on December 29th, 1985 in Ottawa, Canada.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Wallis

Notable Persons With the Last Name Wallis

Annabelle Wallis

Annabelle Wallis is an actress. She was most prominent from 2005 to present. Annabelle was born on September 5th, 1984 in Oxford, England, UK.

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Quvenzhané Wallis

Quvenzhané Wallis is an actress, model, and singer. Her ongoing career started in 2011. Quvenzhané was born on August 28th, 2003 in Houma, Louisiana.

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Sir Barnes Wallis

Sir Barnes Wallis was a scientist, engineer, inventor, invention, and engineerandinventor. Barnes was given the name Barnes Neville Wallis on September 26th, 1887 in Ripley, Derbyshire, England. He left this life on October 30th, 1979.

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John Wallis

John Wallis was a scientist in the field of mathematics. John was born on November 23rd, 1616 in Ashford, Kent. He breathed his last breath on October 28th, 1703.

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Hal B. Wallis

Hal B. Wallis was a film producer. His most notable accomplishments were from 1931 to 1983. Hal was given the name Aaron Blum Wolowicz on September 14th, 1898 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He left this life on October 5th, 1986.

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Michael Wallis

Michael was born on October 7th, 1945 in Saint Louis, Missouri, US.

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  • Alfred Wallis
    Marine Stores Dealer
  • Kenneth Horatio Wallis
    Autogyro
  • Anna Wallis Suh
    Educator
  • Sir Provo William Parry Wallis
    Military Person
  • Louise Wallis
  • Diana Wallis
    Office Holder
  • W. Allen Wallis
  • George Wallis
    Artist
  • Roger Wallis
  • Jose Maria Quijano Wallis
    Ministry of Finance
  • Robert Wallis
  • Wilson Dallam Wallis
  • Alexander Hamilton Wallis
    Football Player
  • Bertram Wallis

Common last names for Wallis

  • Smith
  • Johnson

Common first names for Wallis

  • William
  • John
  • James
  • Robert
  • Charles
  • George
  • Thomas
  • Helen
  • Dorothy
  • Joseph
  • Ruth
  • J
  • Margaret
  • Jack
  • David
  • Ruby

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Wallis U.S.
  White 90.41% 64.26%
  African American 2.75% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.78% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.26% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.82% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.98% 16.26%

Of Last Name Wallis

People with the last name Wallis are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Wallis

  • How Popular is the name Wallis? Wallis is the 10,083rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Wallis was the 3,104th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Wallis have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,127 babies born with the first name Wallis in the United States. That's more than enough people named Wallis to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Wallis? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1911 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Wallis first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Wallis is Wednesday, May 20th, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Wallis born? The highest recorded use of the first name Wallis was in 1937 with a total of 33 babies.
  • Random Wallis Factoid: According to the 1982 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Wallis is not a popular baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New York have the same name in 1982.
  • Weird things about the name Wallis: The name spelled backwards is Sillaw. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Laswli. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Wallis? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 11,594 people with the last name Wallis.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Wallis? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 4 of them will have Wallis as their last name.
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