[ 3 syll. o-rion, or-i-on ] The baby boy name Orion is sometimes used as a girl name. Its pronunciation is ow-RAY-ahN in English †. Orion is used chiefly in the English and German languages, and it is derived from Old Greek origins. The name is of uncertain derivation, possibly from the Greek 'horion' (meaning limit, boundary) or 'ouron'. The name was borne in Greek mythology by a giant hunter; after his death Zeus placed him in the sky as the constellation of Orion.
Orion is a popular baby name for boys, and it is also considered trendy. The name's popularity has been increasing since the 1990s. At the modest height of its usage in 2018, 0.059% of baby boys were given the name Orion. It ranked at #300 then. Within all boy names in its group, Orion was the most regularly used in 2018. In the past century Orion has mostly been a baby boy name.
A baby name that sounds like Orion is the name Orunjan.
† Pronunciation for Orion: OW as in "oak (OW.K)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; AY as in "side (S.AY.D)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"