Orin

August 12, 2014 § 1 Comment

ORIGIN:
Alternate spelling of “Oran” / “Orrin“, from Irish, meaning “little pale green one”, or of “Oren”, from Hebrew, meaning “pine tree”.

VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Odran, Odrhan, Oran, Oren, Orren, Orrie, Orrin, Orry, etc.

REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
Orin Silver, Mattie’s ne’er-do-well father, in Edith Wharton’s Ethan Frome (written in 1911, but set in the 1890s or first few years of the 1900s).

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