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)
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.