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Boy Name: Orson

Name: Orson
Pronunciation: \o-rson, or-son\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: bear
Origin: Latin
Sounds Like: Arsen, Arsino, Arseno, Arseni, Arsene, Ursins, Ursino
Variant forms: Orsen, Orsin, Orsini, Orsino, Orsis, Orsonio, Sonny, Urson
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 69423


Orson \o-rson, or-son\ as a boy's name is pronounced OR-sun. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Orson is "bear". In an old French story, a child named Orson is reared in the forest by a bear. Director Orson Welles; actor Orson Bean.

Orson has 8 variant forms: Orsen, Orsin, Orsini, Orsino, Orsis, Orsonio, Sonny and Urson.

Baby names that sound like Orson are Arsen, Arsino, Arseno, Arseni, Arsene, Ursins and Ursino.


Orson is not a popular first name for men but a somewhat popular surname or last name for both men and women (#69423 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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