From Middle High German bër
"bear" or ber
"boar". This was originally a nickname for a strong or brave person.
Occupational name for a person who raised or hunted birds.
BUCKLEY (2) Irish
From Irish Ó Buachalla
meaning "descendant of Buachaill", a nickname meaning "cowherd, servant".
From a nickname for a person who acted like a bull.
From a nickname derived from French chevalier
meaning "knight", itself from cheval
meaning "horse", ultimately from Latin caballus
From the name of the animal. It was originally a nickname for a person with red hair or a crafty person.
Means "male deer". It was originally acquired by a person who lived in a place frequented by harts, or bore some resemblance to a hart.
Originally a nickname for a person who had a hawk-like appearance or who acted in a fierce manner.
HERSCHEL German, Yiddish
Diminutive form of HIRSCH (1)
or HIRSCH (2)
. A famous bearer was the British astronomer William Herschel (1738-1822), as well as his sister Caroline Herschel (1750-1848) and son John Herschel (1792-1871), also noted scientists.
HIRSCH (1) German
Means "deer, hart" in German. This was a nickname for a person who resembled a deer in some way, or who raised or hunted deer.
From a place name meaning "hog pen". It was first recorded in North Yorkshire.
Derived from a Norman French nickname, from lou
"wolf" and a diminutive suffix.
From the Middle English words pecok
which mean "peacock". It was originally a nickname for a proud or haughty person.
VOGEL German, Dutch
From Old High German and Old Dutch fogal
meaning "bird". It was originally an occupational name for a bird catcher, or a nickname for a person who liked to sing.
From Middle Low German vos
meaning "fox". It was originally a nickname for a clever person or a person with red hair.
Ornamental Jewish name derived from German Wald
meaning "forest" and Vogel
WOLF German, English
From Middle High German or Middle English wolf
meaning "wolf", or else from a Germanic given name beginning with this element.