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For other uses, see Orin (disambiguation).

Orin is the English or Americanized phonetic spelling of the Irish given name Odran (traditionally spelled Odhran and more recently Oran). Irish pronounce Odran as o-rawn and o-rin. The name means one of the following in Old Irish:[citation needed]

  • dark-haired, derived from the word "otteran", meaning otter in Irish, generally accepted as the correct meaning
  • little pale green one
  • white, likely Scottish, or
  • river, probably confused with the Irish given name Aran which has a similar pronunciation

Orin or Orrin is a masculine personal name and may refer to:


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