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An Old English byname for a Welshman or Breton, from Old French waleis "foreign".

Proper noun[edit]


  1. A surname, notably of the Scottish patriot William Wallace.
  2. A male given name, transferred use of the surname since the nineteenth century.
  3. A census-designated place in California
  4. A small city in Idaho, and the county seat of Shoshone County.
  5. A town in Indiana
  6. A city in Kansas
  7. A census-designated place in Louisiana
  8. A village in Nebraska
  9. A town in North Carolina
  10. A town in South Dakota

Derived terms[edit]


  • Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: A Concise Dictionary of First Names. Oxford University Press 2001.