Orson - boys name

Orson name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 92%

Orson name meaning:

The name Orson is of English origin and has a unique and distinctive meaning. Orson is derived from an Old English surname, which itself is derived from a combination of two words: 'or', meaning "bear", and 'son', meaning "son of". Therefore, the name Orson can be translated to mean "son of the bear" or "bear cub".

The name Orson carries connotations of strength, power, and resilience. Bears are often seen as symbols of courage and protection in various cultures, and the name Orson reflects these qualities. It can also be associated with the characteristics of a bear cub, such as playfulness and curiosity.

In addition to its meaning, the name Orson has gained popularity in recent years due to its association with notable personalities, including American actor and director Orson Welles. The name Orson has a strong and bold sound, making it an attractive choice for parents seeking a unique and meaningful name for their baby boy.

Origin: English

Ormond's son.

Related names

Orson , Orsen, Orsin

Other boys names beginning with O


Overall UK ranking: 375 out of 4789

119 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (533)

Historical popularity of Orson

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