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Orson meaning and name origin
Orson \o-rson, or-son\ as a boy's name is pronounced OR-sun. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Orson is "bear". In an old French story, a child named Orson is reared in the forest by a bear. Director Orson Welles; actor Orson Bean.
Orson has 8 variant forms: Orsen, Orsin, Orsini, Orsino, Orsis, Orsonio, Sonny and Urson.
Orson is also pronounced similarly to Arsen. Other suggested similar baby names are Orion, Oron, Orton and Oryon.
Popularity of Orson
Orson is not a popular first name for males but a somewhat popular surname or last name for all people (#69423 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
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