Orin Name Meaning & Origin
Looking for the perfect name? Try the Name MatchMaker to find the perfect baby name for you!
Sister & Brother Names
Know an Orin? What are his siblings named?
Name Lists Featuring Orin
Contribute your knowledge to the name Orin
- Comments and insights on the name Orin: | Edit
- Share what you know!
- Personal experiences with the name Orin: | Edit
I knew a guy in college named Orin. He was very laid back and an all-around cool guy.
- Nicknames for Orin: | Edit
- Meanings and history of the name Orin: | Edit
Oren-Hebrew/Jewish, means "Pine Tree"
Orin-Greek, means mountian
Orin-Gaelic, means "pale face"
- Famous real-life people named Orin: | Edit
Orrin Hatch, US Senator from Utah.
Also see alternate spelling Oren for more.
- Orin in song, story & screen: | Edit
The Orin was a good luck charm/emblem in the book and film "The Neverending Story"
Orin Incandenza, character in David Foster Wallace's "Infinite Jest".
Orin Mannon-Brother in O'Neill's Mourning Becomes Electra.
In Zelda, Auren is one of the faries. The pronunciation is the same.
In Kill Bill, O-Ren Ishii is one of the assassins.
In DC comics, "Orin is a traditional name used by the Atlantean Royal Family. It was originally the name of their first ruler. King Orin and his brother Shalako ruled the city when it became submerged underwater. His legacy was renowned throughout history and would become passed on to younger generations. It was later given to the illegitimate child of the wizard Atlan and his lover Atlanna, who was Queen to King Trevis at the time. This child was sentenced to die but would grow up to become Aquaman. Orin was created by Peter David and Esteban Maroto, first appearing in Atlantis Chronicles #1. (1990)" http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Orin