Meaning and Origin of: Vogel

Family name origins & meanings

  • German, Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic) : nickname for a happy person or someone who liked to sing, or a metonymic occupational name for a bird catcher, from Middle High German, Middle Low German vogel ‘bird’.
  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : from the Yiddish female personal name Foygl, cognate with 1 above.