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Type Surname (from nickname)
Usage German
Pronounced Pron. YOOL, OOL  [key]

Meaning & History

Uhl begins in the German province of Bavaria. Uhl is a nickname surname, a class of German names derived from eke-names, or added names, that described people by a personal characteristic or other attribute. Uhl is a name for a wealthy young man, who was a protector.

German and Czech: from a short form of the personal name Ulrich. North German: nickname from Middle Low German ule ‘owl’. Czech: perhaps also a nickname or metonymic occupational name from Czech uh(e)l ‘coal’.
Added 9/20/2020 by amanh
Edited 9/20/2020 by amanh