Orion is a Greek boy’s baby name that means “rising in the sky”. Orion is a legendary hunter from Greek mythology and also the name of a constellation that is easy to pick out of the night sky. Orion has been rising in popularity in the last decade.
Meaning of the name Orion:
Greek: rising in the sky; dawning
Origin of the name Orion:
Orion is a Greek name that means “rising in the sky or dawning”. Orion is the name of a constellation and a legendary hunter from Greek myth.
Symbolism of the name Orion:
The constellation of Orion is best identified by Orion’s belt which is a line of three bright stars that are easily visible in the night sky.
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Gender of the name Orion:
Orion is a boy's name.
Pronunciation of the name Orion:
AW-REE-AWN (Classical Greek), o-RIE-ən(English)
Number of syllables in the name Orion:
Emotion evoked from the name Orion:
Orion evokes feelings of adventure and exploration.
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Popularity of the name Orion:
According to the Social Security Administration, Orion is a baby name that first became popular in the 1970’s. Orion has rapidly risen in popularity since 2009 and was at #326 as of 2020.
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Famous people with the name Orion:
- Orion Clemens (brother of novelist Mark Twain)
- Orion Barber (U.S. federal judge)
- Orion Acaba (American voice actor)
- Orion Martin (American football player)
Orions in popular culture:
- Orion Black (literature, Harry Potter series)
- Orion (film, “Men in Black “)
- Orion (television, “Chuck”)