What does Orin mean?
Orin \o-rin\ as a name for boys is of Aramaic, Irish, Gaelic and Hebrew derivation, and the meaning of the name Orin is "light; pale; pine tree; fair, pale". Orin is a variant of Oran (Aramaic, Irish, Gaelic). Orin is also a derivative of Oren (Hebrew, Irish, Gaelic).
Orin▼ has 1 more alternative form via Oran, Oren: Orenthal.
Orin is a rare given name for men but a somewhat popular surname for both adults and children (#77222 out of 150436, Top 51%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Orin for boys. Orin reached its top position of #467 in the U.S. then, but is not listed currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Oran, Oren and Orrin are the prominent variation forms of Orin appearing in the Top 1000. Usage of these boy names was at its most widespread during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 0.4735%) and is now significantly lower, with the forms Oran, Oren, Orin and Orrin becoming less in vogue. Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the boy name Orin and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Orin▼ is alike in pronunciation to Aarin, Aran, Aren, Arian, Arien, Arin, Arion, Aron▼, Arrin, Arun, Arwin, Eran, Erin▼, Eron, Erwin▼, Irwin▼, Orion, Oron, Orwin and Oryon. Other suggested similar baby names are Odin, Olin▼, Orlin, Orsin, Orvin and Owin. These names tend to be more commonly used than Orin.