First name origin & meaning:
English, French, Latin: From the valley
First name variations: Bale, Vaile, Vaill, Vale, Valle, Vail
Last name origins & meanings:
- English: topographic name for someone who lived by the outer
wall of a castle, Middle English baile, from Old French
bail(le) ‘enclosure’ (see Bailey 2).
- Spanish: variant of Baile.
- Indian (Karnataka): Hindu (Brahman) name,
probably a topographic name from Tulu bail ‘low-lying land’
(Dravidian vayal ‘plain’, ‘field’).
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