When Balthasar Johannes Boller was born on 10 March 1947, in Switzerland, his father, Erich Werner Boller, was 41 and his mother, Gertrude Schwing, was 41. He died on 10 August 2013, in his hometown, at the age of 66.
South German and Swiss German (also Böller): habitational name for someone from any of several places called Boll (see Boll ), derived from the topographic term from Middle High German bolle ‘round container’, Middle Low German bolle ‘anything ball shaped’.
South German and Swiss German: nickname for a noisy blustering person, from Middle High German bollen ‘to bluster’.
German: from a Low German short form of the personal name Baldwin .