Orson

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English: from an Old Norman French nickname meaning ‘bear-cub’ (a diminutive of ors bear, Latin ursus), used occasionally in medieval times, but in modern times probably always a transferred use of the associated surname. In the 20th century it has come to public notice as a result of the fame of the American actor Orson Welles (1915–85), who dropped his more prosaic given name, George, in favour of his middle name before embarking on his acting career.

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  • Orson — may refer to: Contents 1 Places 2 People 3 Fictional characters …   Wikipedia

  • Orson — Datos generales Origen Hollywood, California Estados Unidos …   Wikipedia Español

  • Orson — Pays d’origine  États Unis Californie …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Orson — Allgemeine Informationen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Orson — Основная информация …   Википедия

  • Orson — masc. proper name, from Fr. ourson, dim. of ours bear, from L. ursus …   Etymology dictionary

  • Orson — [ôr′sən] n. [< Fr ourson, dim. of ours, a bear < L ursus] a masculine name …   English World dictionary

  • Orson — englischer Name lateinischen Ursprungs, Bedeutung: kleiner Bär, angelehnt an einen Familiennamen. Namensträger: Orson Wells, US amerikanischer Schauspieler und Filmregisseur …   Deutsch namen

  • Orson — Meaning Fart. Origin Cockney rhyming slang. Goes like this: Orson (Wells) = horse n cart = fart …   Meaning and origin of phrases

  • Orson — /awr seuhn/, n. a male given name: from an Old French word meaning bearlike. * * * …   Universalium

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