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Origin: Latin
Meaning: Like the Bear

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Orson

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Orson in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Orson:

  • Records indicate that 96 boys in the United States have been named Orson since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1883, when 12 people in the U.S. were given the name Orson. Those people are now 137 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


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  • "I first heard the name on Doctor who and loved it, it's unusual but drew me in. Now I'm hoping that when I have my first little boy that the baby daddy will allow me to use this name as I've grown to love it so much" May. 8, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our son is named Orson. It's a great name, he already loves it at only 3 years old." Oct. 6, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "orson is strong, classic, yet unusual; it comes from the latin for "bear." obviously i'm a fan, as i just named my baby boy orson." Dec. 7, 2008: Report as inappropriate

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