Type Surname (from location, from occupation & from nickname)
Usage Polish
Pronounced Pron. saw-kaw-WAWF-skyee  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Usually refers to the city of Sokołów Podlaski in Poland. It may sometimes be derived from Polish sokół meaning "falcon".

Related Names

VariantsSokal, Sokół
Other Languages & CulturesSokolov(Bulgarian) Sokol(Czech) Sokol, Sokoll, Sokolof, Sokoloff, Sokolsky(Jewish) Sokolov, Sokolovsky(Russian) Sokol(Slovak) Sokolov(Ukrainian)


Entry updated April 25, 2021