Last name origins & meanings:
- Spanish: habitational name from Mula, a city in the Murcia
- Possibly also Catalan (Mulà): topographic name
from a variant of molar ‘millstone’, or habitational name from
any of several places named with this word.
- Southern Italian (Mulà) and Greek (Moulas): occupational name for a muleteer, from medieval Greek moula
‘mule’ + the occupational suffix -as.
(Moulas): status name from Turkish molla ‘chief judge’,
‘learned man’, ‘one who has studied (Islamic) theology’ (from Persian
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