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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Sorin

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  • According to a user from Maryland, United States, the name Sorin is of Unknown origin and means "Son of Sun".
  • A submission from Romania says the name Sorin means "A name derived from "soare", sun in the Romanian language." and is of Romanian origin.

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Possibly derived from or related to soare (“sun”).

  1. A male given name

Notable Persons Named Sorin

Sorin Cîmpeanu is a Prime Minister of Romania, Minister of National Education, Ministry of Education, and Scientific Research (Romania). Sorin was born on April 18th, 1968 in Bucharest.


Sorin was born in 1955.


Sorin Botiş is a soccer player for the FC UTA Arad, FC Sheriff Tiraspol, Ferencvárosi TC, Zalaegerszegi TE, Budapest Honvéd FC, and Békéscsaba 1912 Előre. Sorin was born on April 14th, 1978 in Arad, Romania.


Sorin Oprescu is a Mayor of Bucharest. He was most prominent from 2008 to 2015. Sorin was born on November 7th, 1951 in Bucharest.


Sorin Rădoi is a soccer player for the FC Voluntari, FC Caracal, FC Sportul Studențesc București, FC Politehnica Timișoara, CS Universitatea Cluj-Napoca, FC Unirea Urziceni, FC Unirea Alba Iulia, FC Vaslui, FC Chindia Târgoviște, and ACS Dacia Unirea Brăila. Sorin was born on June 30th, 1985 in Craiova.


Sorin Ghionea is a soccer player for the Free agent, FCM Dunărea Galați, FC Oțelul Galați, FC Steaua București, FC Rostov, FC Politehnica Timișoara, ASA 2013 Târgu Mureș, CS Concordia Chiajna, FC Viitorul Constanța, Romania national under-21 football team, and Romania national football team. Sorin was born on May 11th, 1979 in Galaţi, Romania.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Sorin

Juan Pablo Sorín is a soccer player for the Argentinos Juniors, Juventus F.C., Club Atlético River Plate, Cruzeiro Esporte Clube, S.S. Lazio, FC Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain F.C., Villarreal CF, Hamburger SV, Argentina national under-20 football team, and Argentina national football team. Juan was born on May 5th, 1976 in Buenos Aires.


Edward Sorin was an office holder. Edward was born on February 6th, 1814 in Ahuillé. He breathed his last breath on October 31st, 1893.


Olivier Sorin is a soccer player for the Stade Rennais F.C., US Orléans, AS Nancy, and AJ Auxerre. Olivier was born on April 16th, 1981 in Gien.


Igor Vladimirovich Sorin was a musician. His career lasted from 1995 to 1998. Igor was born on November 10th, 1969. He passed away on September 4th, 1998.


Carlos was born in 1944.


Arthur Sorin is a soccer player for the Free agent, Stade Rennais F.C., Vannes OC, Kalmar FF, Aarhus Gymnastikforening, and CS Sedan Ardennes. Arthur was born on November 1st, 1985 in Laval, Mayenne.


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Popularity of Sorin as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Sorin U.S.
  White 92.50% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 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 5.36% 16.26%

Of Last Name Sorin

People with the last name Sorin are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Sorin

  • How Popular is the name Sorin? Sorin is the 26,280th most popular name of all time. As a last name Sorin was the 69,996th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Sorin have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 209 babies born with the first name Sorin in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sorin to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sorin? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2000 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Sorin first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sorin is Thursday, July 7th, 1904.
  • What year had the most people named Sorin born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sorin was in 2017 with a total of 25 babies.
  • Random Sorin Factoid: According to the 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sorin is not a popular baby boy's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name as you in 2016.
  • Weird things about the name Sorin: Your name in reverse order is Niros. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Snori. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Sorin? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 280 people with the last name Sorin.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sorin? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Sorin as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.1m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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