Originally denoted a person from Aieta, Italy, a place name derived from Greek αετος (aetos)
Denoted a person from Arendonk, a town between in northern Belgium. It is derived from arend
"eagle" and donk
From the name of a town in Cambridgeshire, originally meaning "Earna's settlement" in Old English (Earna
being a person's nickname meaning "eagle").
Occupational name for a person who raised or hunted birds.
in Czech, referring to a type of bird in the finch family.
Derived from the medieval nickname cok
meaning "rooster, cock"
. The nickname was commonly added to given names to create diminutives such as Hancock
From a derivative of Italian colomba "dove"
indicating a house where doves were held.
Either from Italian colomba "dove"
indicating a dove keeper, or from the given name COLOMBO
, which is derived from the same word. This was the Italian surname of the 15th-century explorer Christopher Columbus.
Nickname derived from Italian corvo
From a place name derived from Old English crawa
"crow" and ford
Derived from the Old Norse byname Draki
or the Old English byname Draca
both meaning "dragon"
, both via Latin from Greek δρακων (drakon)
meaning "dragon, serpent".
Derived from Italian falco "falcon"
. The name was used to denote a falconer or a person who resembled a falcon in some way.
FAULKNER English, Scottish
Occupational name meaning "keeper of falcons"
, from Middle English and Scots faulcon
, from Late Latin falco
, of Germanic origin.
From Greek φλωρος (phloros)
, derived from classical Greek χλωρος (chloros)
Occupational name for a fowler or birdcatcher, ultimately derived from Old English fugol
From the name of the English town of Foulden, Norfolk, meaning "bird hill" in Old English.
GALLO Italian, Spanish
, ultimately from Latin gallus
. This was a nickname for a proud person.
in German, a nickname for a greedy person.
From a nickname for a proud or pugnacious person, from Old High German hano
meaning "rooster, cock"
Originally a nickname for a person who had a hawk-like appearance or who acted in a fierce manner, derived from Old English heafoc "hawk"
From a diminutive of HAWK
. A famous bearer was the British physicist Stephen Hawking (1942-2018).
Originally indicated a person from various Polish towns named Jaskółki
, derived from Polish jaskółka
in Ukrainian, a nickname for a proud person.
MERLO Italian, Spanish
, ultimately from Latin merula
. The blackbird is a symbol of a naive person.
Patronymic derived from the Russian nickname Орёл (Oryol)
Ó SEIGHIN Irish
Means "descendant of Seighin"
. The given name Seighin
means "small hawk" from Old Irish séigene
From Italian palombo
(also "dogfish"). This form is typical of southern Italy.
in Italian. It was originally a nickname for a proud or haughty person.
From Middle English pecok
. It was originally a nickname for a proud or haughty person.
From Italian pica
. This probably denoted someone who was talkative or prone to stealing, although it may have described someone's unusual colouring. The Spanish painter and sculptor Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) was a famous bearer of this name.
Derived from Old French poule
. It was most likely used to denote a person who raised or sold poultry.
RAPP (2) German
From Middle High German raben
, a nickname for a person with black hair.
in German, a nickname for a person with long legs.
From the name of a town in southern Germany, possibly related to German Schwan
SOKOL Czech, Jewish
From Czech sokol
, a nickname or an occupational name for a falconer. As a Jewish name it is ornamental.
Usually refers to the city of Sokołów Podlaski in Poland. It may sometimes be derived from Polish sokół
From a diminutive of Polish sowa
From Middle English sparewe "sparrow"
and the diminutive suffix -ling
From Hungarian szarka
, often used as a euphemistic term for a thief.
From a nickname meaning meaning "dove"
From Middle English tele
meaning "teal, duck"
From Old English þrostle
meaning "song thrush"
, referring to a cheerful person.
in Italian, either a nickname for a person who resembled a bird or an occupational name for a birdcatcher.
VOGEL German, Dutch
From Old High German and Old Dutch fogal
. It was originally an occupational name for a bird catcher, or a nickname for a person who liked to sing.
From a nickname derived from Czech vrabec
Ornamental name derived from German Wald
meaning "forest" and Vogel
Possibly derived from a German place name Falkenhorst
, from Falken
meaning "falcons" and Horst
in Polish, a nickname for a tall person.