What does Orin mean?
Orin [orin] as a name for boys. The meaning of the name Orin is "light; pale; pine tree; fair, pale". Orin is a variant form of Oran (Aramaic, Irish, Gaelic) with the suffix -in. Orin is also a derivative of Oren (Hebrew, Irish, Gaelic).
(male) Osin, Otin, ..
(female) Orana, Orinna, ..
How popular is Orin?
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. Demographics)
Charted below is the birth name history of Orin for boys. Orin reached its top position of #468 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is currently at #1876. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related boy names. Oran, Oren (#1352 a year ago), Orren and Orrin (#1810) are the prominent variation forms of Orin (#1876 a year ago) appearing in the Top 2000. Usage of these relations of Orin was more pronounced during the years 1880-1889 (average #668) and is now significantly lower (#1807, down 70.5%), with the form Oran becoming less in vogue.
Orin is alike in pronunciation to Aaran, Aaren, Aarin, Aaron, Aeron, Aeryn, Ahran, Ahron, Airyn, Aran, Aren, Arian▲, Arren, Arrin, Arron▼, Arun, Aryon, Ayren, Eron, Erron, Erwinn, Erwyn, Irwyn, Orion▲ and Warrin. Other suggested similar names are Amin, Arlin, Bain, Brain, Darin▼, Ermin, Fin, Garin, Glin, Hein, Herin, Iain, Irvin▼, Jarin, Korin, Lorin, Obie▼, Odin▲, Odis▼, Odran, Ofir, Oisin, Olen▼, Olin▼, Olyn, Or, Orel, Oriel, Orjan, Orlan, Orlin, Orman, Orric, Orry, Orsin, Orsino, Orsis, Orson, Orton, Orvin, Ossin, Ostin, Osvin, Ovid, Owain, Owin, Quin, Tarin, Win and Zain▲. These names tend to be more commonly used than Orin.See names in meaning and etymology.