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Meaning & History

From an English surname which was originally a nickname meaning "bear cub", from a diminutive of Norman French ors "bear", ultimately from Latin ursus. American actor and director Orson Welles (1915-1985) was a famous bearer of this name.

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actors, animals, baby animals, bears, currently out of the US top 1000, Desperate Housewives characters, directors, Fire Emblem characters, Ogre Battle characters, Star Wars characters, surnames
Entry updated October 11, 2012   Contribute