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.
Means "siskin" 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 for a keeper of falcons, from Middle English and Scots faulcon
, from Late Latin falco
, of Germanic origin.
From Greek φλωρος (phloros)
meaning "greenfinch", 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
Means "rooster", ultimately from Latin gallus
. This was a nickname for a proud person.
Means "vulture" 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
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
Means "rooster" in Ukrainian, a nickname for a proud person.
MERLO Italian, Spanish
Means "blackbird", ultimately from Latin merula
. The blackbird is a symbol of a naive person.
Patronym 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
meaning "pigeon" (also "dogfish"). This form is typical of southern Italy.
Means "peacock" in Italian. It was originally a nickname for a proud or haughty person.
From Middle English pecok
meaning "peacock". It was originally a nickname for a proud or haughty person.
From Italian pica
meaning "magpie". 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
meaning "chicken". It was most likely used to denote a person who raised or sold poultry.
RAPP (2) German
From Middle High German raben
meaning "raven", a nickname for a person with black hair.
Means "heron" 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
meaning "falcon", 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
meaning "magpie", often used as a euphemistic term for a thief.
From a nickname meaning meaning "dove" in German.
From Middle English tele
meaning "teal, duck".
From Old English þrostle
meaning "song thrush", referring to a cheerful person.
Means "bird" 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
meaning "bird". 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
Means "crane" in Polish, a nickname for a tall person.