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What does Or mean?

Or Pronunciation of Or [or] as a boys' name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Or is "light, brilliance". Related to Oran. Or is often combined with other names as in Or-Chaim "light of life" and Or-Zion "light of Zion".

Associated with: light (bright), life.


5 alternative forms via Oran: Oren, Orin, Orran, Orren and Orrin.

Creative forms:
(male) Ois, Orr, ..

(female) Osa, ..

Middle name pairings:
Or Urijah (O.U.), ..

How popular is Or?

Or is a rare given name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#41859 out of 150436, Top 28%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with similar and related boy names. Oren (#1352 from recent data), Orrin (#1810), Orin (#1876), Oran and Orren are the prominent variation forms of Or (not in Top 2000). Usage of these relations of Or was common among parents a century ago (usage of 0.1%) and is now significantly diminished, with the form Oran becoming somewhat outmoded. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Oran, Oren, Orin, Orren, Orrin in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Oran outside U.S.

Similar Names

Or is alike in pronunciation to Iyar, Ware and Yaar. Other recommended names are O-, Oro, Orv, Ot and Oz. Like Or, these names are not frequently used.

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