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Type Surname (from occupation & from nickname)
Usage German, Jewish
Pronounced Pron. KRIES-lər  [key]
Other Forms FormsKreisler

Meaning & History

From a German name referring to spinning or related to a Yiddish word, krayzl meaning "spinning top." The name can refer to a potter who spun a wheel to make utensils or to a person with curly hair or someone known for being continually active. Notable bearer is automotive executive Walter Chrysler who was of German and Dutch heritage.
Added 8/27/2017 by Nifty_Name_Nerd
Edited 3/4/2020 by Mike C