Mullins, ó Maoláin A Gaelic surname meaning descendant of Maolám (diminutive of maol meaning ‘bald’). It is difficult to distinguish between it an similar sounding anglicisations. In 1890 the surname was principally found in Cork and Clare, and the estimated number of bearers was 2,110. In the United States it is the 330th most numerous surname with an estimated 90,750 bearers.