Meaning and Origin of: Orloff

Family name origins & meanings

  • Russian (Orlov) and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) : patronymic from the nickname Oryol ‘eagle’, or a Jewish ornamental name taken from the vocabulary word.
  • Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) : patronymic from the Yiddish personal name Orl, taken as a pet form of Aaron.
  • Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) : habitational name from any of several villages called Orlovo, in Ukraine and Belarus.