Wilk Family History
Wilk Name Meaning
Polish: from the vocabulary word wilk ‘wolf’ probably applied as a nickname for someone thought to resemble a wolf or connected with wolves in some way. Alternatively from an Old Slavic personal name based on vlъkъ ‘wolf’. English (Staffordshire): from Middle English Wilke a pet form of William and probably a shortening of Wilkin . The usage was very likely Flemish in origin. North German: variant of Wilke . Dutch (also Van der Wilk): topographic name from the river Wilk (now Slingerwetering) in South Holland.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022