Meaning and Origin of: Call

Family name origins & meanings

  • Irish : reduced form of McCall.
  • English : from Middle English calle ‘close-fitting cap for women’ (from Old French cale), probably applied as a metonymic occupational name. Compare Cale.
  • Catalan : topographic name from call ‘narrow track’ (Latin callis). Compare Calle.
  • Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Koll or Goll.