Boy name origins & meanings
- German : Surname relating to falconry
Family name origins & meanings
- English : from Middle English, Old French faucon, falcun ‘falcon’, either a metonymic occupational name for a falconer, or a nickname for someone thought to resemble the falcon, which was regarded as a symbol of speed and courage in the Middle Ages. In a few cases, it may also have been a metonymic occupational name for a man who operated the piece of artillery named after the bird of prey. Compare Faulkner.
- In Louisiana, the name Falcón is borne by the descendants of Canary Islanders brought in to settle in 1779.