Name: Ballard

Origin and Meaning of the Name Ballard

  • Meaning:
    Ball
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (BAL ard)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Ballard)
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Miscellaneous Info for Ballard

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    The surname Ballard was originally a pejorative nickname derived from the name Ball. Ball in turn is derived from the Middle English word 'bal'. This literally meant 'ball', but it was used to refer to a short, fat person, a balding person or a round hill.

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