Meaning and Origin of: Buhl

Family name origins & meanings

  • German : nickname for a male relative (i.e. a member of an important family who was not the head of it), from Middle High German buole ‘kinsman’ (Old High German buolo, also used as a personal name).
  • German : nickname for a lover or the (illegitimate) child of a lover, from the same word in the later sense ‘paramour’, ‘lover’, ‘mistress’.
  • German : respelling of Buehl.