"Gogol." YourDictionary, n.d. Web. 12 November 2018. <https://www.yourdictionary.com/gogol>.
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From Russian Гоголь (Gógol’) and Ukrainian Гоголь (Hóhol’). The surname is from Ukrainian гоголь (hóhól’, “common goldeneye, Bucephala clangula”) < Proto-Slavic *gogolĭ.
Compare Russian гоголь (gógol’), Belarusian гогаль (hóhal’), Old East Slavic гоголь (gogol’), Polish gogol.
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