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Meaning of Orion

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The name Orion has the following meaning:

A great hunter or "son of light". This is the name of a constellation, which gets its name from a legendary Greek hunter killed by a scorpion sent by Artemis.
It is a male name, suitable for baby boys.


As a baby boy name, Orion is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 558 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Orion rose in popularity, moving up the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 9 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 529 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Orion in the USA, over the past 100 years.
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The name Orion is pronounced as o-rye-un


Orion originates from the Greek language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Orion and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Orion: Boys - Damasus, Damian, Nereus, Nestor, Girls - Athena, Cleopatra, Drea, Magdalene, Rhea, Both genders - Agnes, Alpha, Andra, Andrew, Angel, Barbara


Popular Variants for the name Orion: Oreon, Orian, Orien, Oryan, Oryen, Oryon, Zorian (Basque), Zorion (Basque)


We think the name Orion should fall under the following style category: Flamboyant and Fanciful.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Orion to be: Tall, handsome, suave and debonair social climber

In one word, you might describe Orion as a(n) "suave" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Orion (or its variants) are:

Orien Harris , born on 3 June, a famous footballer. Orien Harris 's background: A professional American football defensive lineman for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League. He was originally drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fourth round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Miami.

Orien Randolph Greene II, born on 4 February, a famous basketballer. Orien Randolph Greene II's background: An American professional basketball player currently with the Israeli Ligat Winner's Hapoel Jerusalem. A third-year player, his first two seasons were spent with the NBA's Boston Celtics and Indiana Pacers, respectively. He played briefly with the Sacramento Kings in 2007.

Chris Orion , born on 22 September, a famous artist. Chris Orion 's background: An American radio personality. He is best known for being the voice of the 'Saturday Night Party Mix' on WOMX-FM, Mix 105.1 in Orlando, Florida. Formerly known as Ed 'the phone guy' Downs, he began and maintained a radio career in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from 1997-2001.
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