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Orion meaning and name origin
Orion \o-rion\ as a boy's 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 form: Oryon.
Baby names that sound like Orion are Arion, Orin and Oron.
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Popularity of Orion
Orion is not a popular first name for men but a somewhat popular surname or last name for all people (#80263 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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