What is the meaning of the name Palin?
# Welsh: Anglicized form of the Welsh patronymic ap Heilyn 'son of Heilyn', which is probably a derivative of a word meaning 'to serve at table'. # English: habitational name from Palling in Norfolk or Poling in Sussex. These were named in Old English with the personal names Pælli and Pal respectively, + -ingas 'followers of', 'dependants of'. # French: unexplained Source: