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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.

Baby name Orion

Style of the name Orion:

traditional

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:

three

Emotion evoked from the name Orion:

Orion evokes feelings of adventure and exploration.

Alternative spellings for the name Orion:

Orian, Oryan

Nicknames for the name Orion:

  • Ori
  • Rion
  • Rin

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.

Related names for the name Orion:

Great middle names for the name Orion and their meanings:

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”)