When Leonard Frank Walla was born on 22 July 1922, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States, his father, Frank Walla, was 41 and his mother, Josephine Kierzek, was 32. He married Gail Louise Wilcox on 7 August 1944, in Henry, Ohio, United States. He lived in Detroit Ward 12, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States for about 5 years. He died on 24 February 1997, in Brooklyn, Columbia Township, Jackson, Michigan, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Cambridge Township, Lenawee, Michigan, United States.
Germanized or Americanized form of Polish Wala: from a pet form of the personal name Walenty, Polish form of Valentine . The surname Walla is also found in Poland, but it is much more common in Germany, where it may also be derived from a cognate name from some other Slavic language.
Norwegian: variant of Valla .
Indian (Punjab): Sikh (Jat) name of unexplained etymology.