Meaning and Origin of: Bole

Family name origins & meanings

  • Irish : variant of Boyle.
  • Altered spelling of GermanBohle or Boll.
  • Norwegian (Bøle) : habitational name from any of the farmsteads so named, from Old Norsebøli ‘farm’.
  • Slovenian : probably from a medieval altered short form of the personal name Valentin (seeValentine). Replacement of initial V with B and alternation between the vowels a and o is quite common in Slovenian surnames.