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What does Orion mean?

Orion \o-rion\ 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.


Orion has 1 variant: Oryon.


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. Census)

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

Top 1000 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 Arian, Arien, Arin, Arion, Aron, Arron, Aryon, Erin, Eron, Erron, Eurion, Oran, Oren, Orin, Oron, Orran, Orren, Orrin and Orwin. Other suggested similar baby names are Brion, Orson and Orton. These names tend to be more frequently used than Orion.