First name origin & meaning:
English: Place name: United Kingdom
First name variations: Wael, Wail, Wails, Wale, Waley, Waly, Wales
Last name origins & meanings:
- Muslim: from a personal name based on Arabic walī
‘lord’, ‘guardian’, ‘protector’, ‘saint’, or ‘friend’, often
interpreted as a short form of Walī Allāh ‘friend of
God’, an epithet of the Prophet Muhammad.
- Indian (Kashmir): Hindu (Brahman) name, probably ulitmately derived from Arabic
walī ‘lord’ (see 1).
- Indian (Karnataka): Hindu
(Lingayat) name of unknown meaning.
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