Name: Orson

Origin and Meaning of the Name Orson

  • Meaning:
    Bear
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (OR sun)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Orson)
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Miscellaneous Info for Orson

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Transferred use of a surname. It is derived from the Latin 'ursus', which gave the Old French 'ors', meaning "bear".

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