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What does Oral mean?

Oral Pronunciation of Oral [oral] as a name for boys is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Oral is "golden". Oral is an alternate form of Orel (Latin): from "aurus".

Associated with: golden.


Oral has 2 variants: Oriel and Orrel.

1 more related form via Orel: Orry.

Creative forms:
(male) Orlo, Osal, ..

(female) Orole, Oroli, ..

Middle name pairings:
Oral Trace (O.T.), ..

How popular is Oral?

Oral is an uncommon first name for men. Oral is an equivalently rare surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Oral reached its apex rank of #580 in the U.S. during the years 1890-1899, but is not found in the list currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Oral name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Orel is the only other prominent variation form of Oral listed in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Oral was at its apex 125 years ago, but now, the version Oral has become somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Oral, Orel in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Oral and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Oral is alike in pronunciation to Airel, Arel, Ariel, Aryel, Aurel, Erol, Errol, Erryl, Eryle and Uriel. Other suggested similar names are Adal, Amal, Ardal, Beal, Cal, Dal, Gal, Hal, Neal, Nial, Njal, Oak, Odall (see Odell), Odran, Ohad, Ola, Olaf, Olav, Omar, Oneal, Or, Oran, Oren, Orin, Orjan, Orlan, Orman, Oro, Oron, Orran, Orv, Orval, Orvil, Ota, Pal, Peal, Sal, Seal, Tal and Val. These names tend to be more frequently used than Oral.

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