Orson Name Meaning and Origin

Orson is a Boy name. The name is originated from ‘French’ origin. The baby name Orson means “Bear”.


Orson Origin:

Origin of the name is: “French”



Orson is a Boy name.



The pronunciation of the name is: “AWR + san”


Orson Name Meaning:

Orson is an English name with Old French origins. It is derived from the Old French name ‘Ourson’, itself derived from the words ‘ors’, which means ‘bear’, or the Latin word ‘ursus’, which means ‘bear cub’.



It is a Christian baby name.





Variations or similar name:

Urson, Orsin, Orso, Orsis, Orsen


Famous people with this name:

(George) Orson Welles, American actor, director and writer;

Orson Bean (born Dallas Frederick Burrows), American actor;

Orson Scott Card, American science fiction novelist;

Orson Chaplin, American actor and grandson of Charlie Chaplin;

Orson Squire Fowler, American phrenologist who invented the octagon house;

Orson Handel (b. 2007), son of actress Lauren Ambrose and Samuel Handel;

Orson Salazar, Jr., (b. 2007), son of actress Paz Vega and Orson Salazar;

Orson Wheeler (b. 2010), daughter of actress Tina Hobley and Oliver Wheeler;




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