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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.


Orion is not a popular first name for males but a somewhat popular surname or last name for all people (#80263 out of 88799, Top 90%) (2000 U.S. Census).

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Similar Names

Orion is also 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 commonly used than Orion.