Popularity:614
Origin:Greek
Other Origin(s):Roman
Meaning:Rising in the sky; Dawning; Great hunter
Orion is a boy’s name of Greek origin, meaning “rising in the sky” and “dawning.” If you think of your son as a shining star, consider this celestial name, pulled right out of the sky. In Greek mythology, Orion was a mighty hunter and the son of Poseidon before Zeus placed him among the stars as the constellation of Orion. Today, Orion is considered one of the most recognizable and brightest constellations in the night sky. The name sports a scientific yet mysterious edge, making it a stellar choice if you’re practical and romantic.
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