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Orion Meaning


What does Orion mean?

The name Orion is of Greek origin.

The meaning of Orion is "Greek Mythological hunter, constellation".

Orion is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 5 letters and 3 syllables and is pronounced O-ri-on.

The Given Name Orion

The name Orion derives from Greek Mythology.

In Greek Mythology, Orion, the son of Poseidon, is a mighty hunter, who is killed by Artemis and turned into a constellation.

The constellation Orion is one of the largest, most recognizable constellations in the night sky and is visible around the world.

At the center of the constellation are three bright stars in a row, known as Orion's Belt (as well as a variety of other names around the world including the Three Kings or Three Sisters in South Africa, The Three Marys in Spain and Latin America, and The Three Kings in 17th and 18th century Dutch star charts). Surrounding the belt are four bright stars, which represent the outine of the hunter's body. Descending from the belt is a smaller line of three stars known as the hunter's sword.

Orion falls into the name categories celestial, cool, Greek myth, occupational.

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Orion Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 300 in baby name popularity for boys with 1,141 occurrences. It ranked 4,186 in baby name popularity for girls with 34 occurrences.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 334 in baby name popularity for boys with 1,022 occurrences. It ranked 4,280 in baby name popularity for girls with 34 occurrences.

View the Orion Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Orion has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Orion to other names.

Orion Related Names

Famous Orions

  • Orion ~ Biblical Character (Job 9:9), Greek Myth - A hunter who was slain by Artemis and made into a heavenly constellation.

Orion Numerology

Destiny Number, Life Path Number, Soul Urge and Personality Number. These Numerological numbers may tell your child's story. Take a look at the Numerology Of Orion.

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Orion Name Fun

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