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What does Orion mean?

Orion Pronunciation of Orion 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)



(male) Orior, ..

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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)

Orion reached its top rank of #300 in the U.S. in the year 2018. (2018 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-sounding 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.