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What does Orel mean?

Orel Pronunciation of Orel [orel] as a boys' name (also used as girls' 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.



VARIANTS Oral, Orel, Oriel, Orrel, Orry

(male) Onel, Osel, ..

(female) Orola, Oroli, ..

Orel Moises (O.M.), ..

How popular is Orel?

Orel is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#56826 out of 150436, Top 38%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Orel reached its apex rank of #1740 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not found in the list currently. (2015 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Oral is the only other prominent variation form of Orel listed in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Orel was at its highest in the 1890s (USAGE OF 0.01%), but now, the form Oral has become somewhat dated.

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

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

Similar Names

Orel is alike in pronunciation to Aeriel, Airel, Airyel, Arel, Ariel, Ariell, Aryel, Aryell, Aurel, Erol, Errol, Erryl, Eryle and Uriel. Other suggested similar names are Abel, Acel, Adel, Amel, Ardel, Arnel, Avel, Avrel, Axel, Buel, Cael, Carel, Dael, Darel, Del, Edel, Harel, Jael, Jarel, Jerel, Joel, Jorel, Kael, Karel, Mel, Neel, Niel, Noel, Obed, Odell, Ohed (see Ohad), Ole, Oleg, Olen, Oneal, Onjel, Or, Oran, Oren, Orfeo, Orin, Ornet, Oro, Oron, Orren, Orsen, Orv, Orval, Orvell (see Orville), Orvil, Osei, Osred, Oved, Owen, Peel, Ruel, Sorel, Tyrel, Udel, Yael and Yoel. These names tend to be more commonly used than Orel.

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