First name origin & meaning:
Native American: Water
Last name origins & meanings:
- Italian: topographic name from pala ‘upland meadow’.
- Catalan: generally a habitational name from a place called
Palà, in Barcelona province.
- Catalan: possibly a
metonymic occupational from pala ‘shovel’ (Latin pala).
- Polish (also Pała): from a vernacular form of
the personal name Paweł, Polish form of Paul.
- Czech: nickname for an obstinate person, from Moravian dialect
- Hawaian: unexplained.
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