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Pronounced oh-ree.
Miss Claire  7/29/2006
Ori was one of the dwarves who accompanied Bilbo Baggins and Thorin Oakenshield to Erebor (aka the Lonely Mountain) in The Hobbit. He had two brothers named Nori and Dori.
― Anonymous User  5/16/2007
Oren is the perfect name for a December baby. Oren means "pine tree". An easy, natural nickname for Oren is "Ori" or "Orey", which means "light". So, for December babes, you have a little "lighted pine tree" in honor of Christmas.
Keeper76  8/14/2007
It comes from the Hebrew "or" or "ur", meaning "light." It appears in the word Menorah, kind of candle holder (the special one for Channukah is called a hanokia). I have a friend named Or, and the meaning is pretty ironic, since he's the most morbid person I know.
MoonAgeDaydreamer  11/9/2008
Ori is not masculine, it is FEMININE!
gabriellagrace  7/4/2009
Ori can really be unisex. My Rabbi's son is Ori, and I'm sure if you wanted you can use it for a girl as well.
― Anonymous User  4/9/2011
Ori is the name of the main character in the video game "Ori and the Blind Forest".
zwartadder  8/9/2015
Just wanted to put my 2 cents in. I named my baby girl Ori Jean and everyone loves the name. But we pronounce it AW-ree like the O makes the sound as in ought.
NyltiakZemog  2/20/2017

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