Orel Family History
Orel Name Meaning
Czech, Ukrainian, Slovenian, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from Czech, Ukrainian, and Slovenian orel ‘eagle’, or (in Czech) habitational name for someone who lived in a house distinguished by the sign of an eagle. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish personal name Orl, a pet form of Aaron.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press