Family name origins & meanings
- German : from a medieval personal name, a short form of various Germanic personal names with the first element folk‘people’. Compare Foulkes.
- Czech : variant of the personal name Volek.
- Slovenian : nickname fromvolk ‘wolf’.
- Ukrainian : Russianized form of Ukrainian Vovk, a nickname meaning ‘wolf’.
- Jewish (western Ashkenazic) : ornamental name from German Volk ‘people’.
- English : variant of Foulks.