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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Orel mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Orel

User Submitted Meanings

  • A user from Pennsylvania, United States says the name Orel is of Unknown origin and means "Gods light".
  • According to a user from Israel, the name Orel is of Hebrew origin and means "Light of God".
Other origins: Spanish

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Alt. Meaning

O is for observant, nothing gets by you!

R is for relish, you seek a challenge.

E is for enduring, forever will your memory remain

L is for listen, one of your best traits.

Notable Persons Named Orel

Orel Hershiser is a baseball player. Orel was born on September 16th, 1958 in Buffalo, New York.

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Orel Dgani is a soccer player for the Maccabi Haifa F.C., Hapoel Hadera F.C., Maccabi Netanya F.C., Hapoel Tel Aviv F.C., Israel national under-21 football team, and Israel national football team. Orel was born on January 8th, 1989 in Pardes Hanna-Karkur. Orel is also known as אוראל דגני (Hebrew).

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Orel was born on September 26th, 1979 in İstanbul, Turkey.

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Orel Cohen Ne'eman is a sports team member for the Hapoel Petah Tikva F.C.

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Orel Horev is a sports team member for the Hapoel Jerusalem F.C.

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Orel Yosef is a sports team member for the Hakoah Amidar Ramat Gan F.C.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Orel

Vladimir was born on February 9th, 1952 in Moscow. Vladimir is also known as Орел and Владимир Эммануилович. He left this life on August 5th, 2007.

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She holds the title Miss Ukraine Earth 2015 and Miss Ukraine Earth2015. Viktoria was born in Sumy.

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Anna was born on December 11th, 1996.

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How popular is the baby name Orel in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1883 5 0 5
1891 5 0 5
1907 6 0 6
1909 6 0 6
1912 10 0 10
1913 8 0 8
1914 10 0 10
1915 37 21 16
1916 73 46 27
1917 42 22 20
1918 30 17 13
1919 29 11 18
1920 16 0 16
1921 16 7 9
1922 14 0 14
1923 14 0 14
1924 21 0 21
1925 7 0 7
1926 7 0 7
1927 17 6 11
1929 6 0 6
1930 8 0 8
1931 9 0 9
1932 8 0 8
1933 8 0 8
1934 8 0 8
1935 8 0 8
1936 5 0 5
1937 9 0 9
1938 9 0 9
1940 5 0 5
1941 5 0 5
1942 5 0 5
1943 9 0 9
1947 5 0 5
1959 5 0 5
1978 7 0 7
1988 9 0 9
1989 12 0 12
1990 11 0 11
1991 6 0 6
1992 7 0 7
1993 8 0 8
1995 9 0 9
1998 8 0 8
1999 5 0 5
2000 7 0 7
2002 11 0 11
2003 9 0 9
2004 6 0 6
2005 9 0 9
2006 6 0 6
2007 6 0 6
2008 7 0 7
2009 15 6 9
2012 6 0 6
2013 5 0 5
2015 7 0 7
2016 6 0 6
2017 7 0 7

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Popularity of Orel as a first name

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Popularity of Orel as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Orel U.S.
  White 87.97% 64.26%
  African American 6.02% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.01% 16.26%

Of Last Name Orel

People with the last name Orel are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Orel

  • How Popular is the name Orel? Orel is the 13,525th most popular name of all time. As a last name Orel was the 58,182nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Orel have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 674 babies born with the first name Orel in the United States. That's more than enough people named Orel to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Orel? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1883 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Orel first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Orel is Thursday, April 8th, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Orel born? The highest recorded use of the first name Orel was in 1916 with a total of 46 babies.
  • Random Orel Factoid: According to the 1990 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Orel is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 6 babies in California have the same name as you in 1990.
  • Weird things about the name Orel: Your name in reverse order is Lero. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Erol. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Orel? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 349 people with the last name Orel.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Orel? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Orel as their last name since less than 1 person in 833k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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