Meaning and Origin of: Sokolov

Family name origins & meanings

  • Russian, Belorussian, and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) : patronymic from Russian sokol ‘falcon’. In some cases the Russian surname arose from a nickname. In other cases it represents an ornamental name assigned to pupils in ecclesiastical schools. As a Jewish name, it is generally a patronymic from an ornamental nickname meaning ‘falcon’.