Meaning and Origin of: Goll

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : nickname for a silly person, from Middle Englishgolle ‘unfledged bird’. There is evidence of a female personal name Golla and it is possible that this also may have given rise to the surname.
  • German and Swiss German : unflattering nickname from dialect goll ‘bullfinch’, in the sense ‘simpleton’; or perhaps a variant of Gollmann (seeGoleman 2).