Orel Family History
Orel Name Meaning
Ukrainian Slovenian Czech and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Ukrainian Slovenian and Czech orel ‘eagle’ perhaps a nickname applied to a courageous person or in some of these languages a topographic or habitational name referring to a house distinguished by the sign of an eagle. Compare Orell . Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish personal name Orl a pet form of Aaron .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press