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Olivia Musembi
By Olivia Musembi Senior Content Writer
Updated: Jul 11, 2024 | 👁️ 15 Views | 🔊 16 Pronunciations
✔️ Fact Checked by Sangeetha Sivaguru (Senior Content Specialist)

Gender: Male

Origin: Greek

Meaning: Son of Fire

Pronunciation: O-rye-uhn, ɔˈraɪən, OW R AY AH N

Popularity Rank: #23,125

On this page:

  • 1. Orion Meaning
  • 2. Orion Pronunciation Guide
  • 3. Record your pronunciation of Orion
  • 4. Translations of Orion
  • 5. Orion Name Popularity
  • 6. Orion popularity in U.S.
  • 7. Famous People with Name Orion
  • 8. Orion Name Poster
  • 9. Names similar to Orion

Orion Meaning

In Greek mythology, Orion was a giant huntsman placed among the stars as the constellation Orion. The name possibly means 'son of fire' or 'rising in the sky'.

Orion also means "Son of Fire, Light of Heaven, Son of fire, Son of fire, rising in the sky".

Orion is commonly found in United States of America, France, Colombia, and 73 more countries.

Orion Pronunciation Guide

Phonetic Pronunciation: O-rye-uhn

IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet): ɔˈraɪən

ARPAbet phonetic pronunciation: OW R AY AH N

OW: Pronounce as in "go" (G OW)

R: Pronounce as in "red" (R EH D)

AY: Pronounce as in "say" (S EY)

AH: Pronounce as in "but" (B AH T)

N: Pronounce as in "no" (N OW)

This pronunciation guide uses the ARPABET system, a phonetic notation developed by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) for speech recognition systems. Each ARPABET symbol corresponds to a distinct sound in English. For example, 'JH' represents the sound as in 'joke,' 'AA' represents the sound as in 'father,' and 'N' represents the sound as in 'no.'

The pronunciation guide was generated using the CMU Pronouncing Dictionary, a public domain resource for phonetic pronunciations of words.

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Orion Name Popularity

At NamesLook, the name Orion is recorded 1,701 times globally, ranking it as the 23,125th most common name worldwide.

Orion is most prevalent in United States of America, with 593 occurrences, making it the 4,431th most popular name in the country.

In Albania, the name Orion is found among 1 in every 1337 people, showcasing its highest frequency there.

Orion Popularity by Country

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United States of America#4,4311 : 3,051
France#8,6071 : 10,601
Colombia#8,6361 : 11,313
Mexico#7,6991 : 10,474
Italy#14,2311 : 17,650
United Kingdom#9,3991 : 9,967
Brazil#8,8371 : 15,315
Albania#1,5461 : 1,337
Canada#6,8521 : 7,531
Spain#9,8981 : 14,936
South Africa#21,2471 : 55,831
Bangladesh#10,2631 : 16,712
Chile#10,0051 : 19,801
Peru#14,4741 : 36,715
Singapore#10,6631 : 23,541
Hong Kong#10,4091 : 19,284

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Orion popularity in U.S.


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