Meaning and Origin of: Feige

Family name origins & meanings

  • German : variant of Feig.
  • German : topographic name for someone who lived by a fig tree, or metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of figs, from Middle High German vīge(Old High German fīga, from Latin ficus).
  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : from the Yiddish female personal nameFeyge, a back-formation from Feygl (see Feigel), as if this contained the diminutive suffix -l.