Meaning and Origin of: Eger

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : variant of Edgar.
  • Hungarian : habitational name for someone from any of various places called Eger, in Fehér, Heves, and Zala counties, or former Nyitra county, now in Slovakia. In some cases the name may derive from éger ‘alder’.
  • German : habitational name from Eger in western Bohemia (Czech name Cheb).