- a male given name: from an Old French word meaning “bearlike.”
Examples from the Web for orson
Also making appearances in the early Garfield specials are the original Bilbo Baggins, Orson Bean, and a pre-Cheers George Wendt.Garfield Television: The Cat Who Saved Primetime Cartoons
November 5, 2014
As FDR once told Orson Welles, “You and I are the two best actors in America.”FDR: King of All Media
September 2, 2014
Orson Welles (1965) His Chimes at Midnight was a mash-up of the Shakespeare plays in which Sir John Falstaff appears.Shakespeare’s Movie Magic
Marina Watts, Malcolm Jones
April 24, 2014
In appearance John was a cross between Mama Cass and Orson Welles.When Downtown Was Cool: Mario Batali, Simon Doonan, Wynton Marsalis Remember the Good Old Days
The Daily Beast
April 10, 2014
That old Orson Welles commercial for Paul Masson went, “We will serve no wine before its time.”How I Write: Meg Wolitzer
March 26, 2014
If we were all as well as Orson Jobson, doctoring would be a poor profession.The Uncommercial Traveller
For two years life at Harvard was one long siesta to Orson Carver, 2d.
Orson Carver, 1st, ordered him to wake up and get to work at once.
Orson assured Tudie: "No woman exists who could come between us!"
Orson wondered what terrible thing the girl could have spoken.
Word Origin and History for orson
masc. proper name, from French ourson, diminutive of ours "bear," from Latin ursus (see Arctic).