Orion - boys name

Orion name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 90%

Orion name meaning:

The name Orion is derived from Greek mythology, specifically from the story of a mighty hunter. In Greek mythology, Orion was a giant and a skilled huntsman who was known for his strength and prowess. He was often depicted as a great warrior, and his name means "rising in the sky" or "dawning." The name Orion has a celestial connotation, as Orion is also the name of a prominent constellation in the night sky.

Parents who choose the name Orion for their son may be drawn to its strong and powerful image. It can evoke a sense of bravery, courage, and determination. The name may also symbolize a desire for their child to have a bright future or to achieve great heights in life. Additionally, the celestial reference adds a touch of mystique and wonder to the name, giving it a unique and memorable quality. Overall, the name Orion is often chosen for boys with the hope that they will grow up to be strong, resilient, and successful individuals.

Origin: Greek

Rising in the sky, dawning. Mythological Orion was a mighty hunter and son of Poseidon. The constellation Orion contains three conspicuous stars.


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Overall UK ranking: 482 out of 4789

83 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (871)

Historical popularity of Orion

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