Meaning and Origin of: Volk

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.