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Boy Name: Orel

Name: Orel
Pronunciation: \o-rel\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy (Orel's also a girl name)
Meaning: golden
Origin: Latin
Sounds Like: Arel, Ariel, Aryel, Airel, Aurel, Irl, Erl, Jarel, Jerel, Jorel, Uriel
Variant forms: Oral, Orel, Oriel, Orrel, Orry


Orel \o-rel\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Orel), is pronounced Or-el. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Orel is "golden". From "aurus". Variants may be American creations. Evangelist Oral Roberts; baseball player Orel Hershiser.

Orel has 5 variant forms: Oral, Orel, Oriel, Orrel and Orry.

Baby names that sound like Orel are Arel, Ariel, Aryel, Airel, Aurel, Irl, Erl, Jarel, Jerel, Jorel and Uriel.


Orel is not a popular first name for men and an equally uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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