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Updated June 9, 2019

Boy name origins & meanings

  • German : Surname relating to falconry

Family name origins & meanings

  • German : from Middle High German valke ‘falcon’, hence a nickname or a metonymic occupational name for a falconer.
  • Scandinavian : ornamental name from falk ‘falcon’.
  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : ornamental name from German Falke ‘falcon’, or, in Bohemia, from Czech vlk ‘wolf’.
  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : ornamental name from Yiddish falk ‘falcon’ or from the personal name Falk with the same meaning.

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