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What does Orion mean?

Orion [ori-on] as a boys' name is pronounced oh-RYE-on. It is of Greek origin. Greek mythology: Orion was a mighty hunter, the son of Poseidon, who was turned into a constellation. The Orion constellation contains three of the most conspicuous stars in the nighttime sky.

Associated with: greek, mythology, mighty (strong), hunter, sky (heaven).


Orion has 1 variant: Oryon.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Orior, Orison, ..

(female) Orior, Orios, ..

How popular is Orion?

Orion is a rare first name for men but a somewhat popular last name for both adults and children (#97848 out of 150436, Top 65%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the baby name history of Orion for boys. Orion reached its top rank of #383 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Orion name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Orion outside U.S.

Similar Names

Orion is pronounced similarly to Aarron, Aeron, Ahron, Aren, Arian, Arien, Aron, Arran, Arren, Arrin, Arron, Arun, Arwin, Arwyn, Erron, Eurion, Irwinn, Irwyn, Oren, Orin, Oron, Orran, Orrin, Orwin and Orwynn. Other suggested similar names are Adrion, Ardon, Armon, Arnon, Arvon, Brion, Briton, Bron, Bryon, Darion, Deion, Dion, Dorion, Eion, Evion, Garion, Gurion, Lion, Marion, Odilon, Odin, Odon, Ogdon, Olin, Oriel, Orjan, Orlan, Orlin, Orman, Ormond, Oro, Orsen, Orsin, Orson, Orton, Orvin, Owin, Rion, Sion, Torion, Triton, Urson and Zion. These names tend to be more frequently used than Orion.