Last name origins & meanings:
- English: nickname for someone with close-cropped hair or a
large head, Middle English bolling ‘pollard’, or for a heavy
drinker, from Middle English bolling ‘excessive drinking’.
- German (Bölling): from a pet form of a
personal name formed with Germanic bald ‘bold’, ‘brave’ (see
- Swedish: either an ornamental name composed
of Boll + the suffix -ing ‘belonging to’, or possibly a
habitational name from a place named Bolling(e).
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