Meaning and Origin of: Belkin

Family name origins & meanings

  • Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) : metronymic from Beylke, a pet form of the Yiddish female personal name Beyle (seeBelin), with the Slavic suffix -in.
  • Russian : patronymic from the nickname Belka meaning ‘squirrel’ (a derivative of bely ‘white’, referring to the animal’s white stomach).