Some characteristic forenames: Spanish Cesar, Leopoldo, Pablo, Reynaldo, Alicia, Amalia, Arnaldo, Carlos, Domingo, Edgardo, Emeterio. Indian Ajay, Ajit, Chandra, Dinesh, Mahesh, Prakash, Rajasekhar, Ramesh, Sanjay, Shankar, Siva, Subra. Russian Aleksandr, Boris, Gennady, Lyudmila, Mikhail, Nikolay, Svetlana, Vladimir. French Micheline, Mireille. Romanian Corneliu, Cosmin, Danut, Ilie, Toader, Traian.Romanian (Bălan) and Jewish (from Moldova): descriptive nickname from bǎlan ‘blond’, a word of Slavic origin (compare Belan ).Spanish (Balán): possibly from Balán, the Spanish form of Balaam, the name of a Biblical prophet (Numbers 22-24).
Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.