Meaning and Origin of: Begley

Family name origins & meanings

  • Irish (Donegal) : Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Beaglaoich ‘descendant of Beaglaoch’, a personal name composed of the elements beag ‘small’ + laoch ‘hero’.
  • Possibly an altered spelling of German Böckle or Swiss Böckli, variants of Bock or of Böckler, an occupational name for a buckle maker or carrier, Middle Low German bokeler.