Meaning and Origin of: Orel

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Latin, Hebrew : Golden; light

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • Czech, Ukrainian, Slovenian, and Jewish (Ashkenazic) : nickname from Czech, Ukrainian, and Slovenian orel ‘eagle’, or (in Czech) habitational name for someone who lived in a house distinguished by the sign of an eagle.
  • Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) : from the Yiddish personal name Orl, a pet form of Aaron.