Meaning and Origin of: Feigel

Family name origins & meanings

  • South German : variant of Feige 2.
  • German : nickname from Middle High German vīol ‘violet’.
  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : from the Yiddish female personal name Feygl, which is from Yiddish foygl ‘bird’ (compare Vogel), a translation of the Hebrew name Tsipora (Zipporah) ‘bird’, borne by the wife of Moses.