mullen

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. Irish: Anglicized form of the common and widespread Gaelic name Ó Maoláin ‘descendant of Maolán’, a byname meaning ‘tonsured one’, ‘devotee’ (from a diminutive of maol ‘bald’).
  2. English: topographic name for someone who lived by a mill, or a metonymic occupational name for a miller, from Anglo-Norman French mo(u)lin, mulin ‘mill’ (see Mill). In some instances it may be a variant of Millen, from Middle English mullelane.
  3. Dutch and Belgian (van Mullen): habitational name from Mullem in East Flanders, Mullem in West Flanders, or possibly Mollen in Brabant.
  4. Dutch (van (der) Mullen): variant of van der Molen (see Molen 4).

Famous people with this first name: Larry Mullen

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