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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Orion
This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Orion in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the boy's name Orion:
Records indicate that 7,892 boys in the United States have been named Orion since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 2012, when 673 people in the U.S. were given the name Orion. Those people are now 6 years old.
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Comments about the name Orion
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18 Positive Comments
"My names orion and i see a lot of comments saying people mis pronounce the name as O'ryan? Thats the proper way to say it. I understand prople can change it when they name their kids but the original way for the greek giant is said o'ryan but spelt orion" Jan. 5, 2018:
"My name is Orion after the constellation but sometimes people think its Olion or O'Ryan and somtimes spell it Orian" Oct. 1, 2017:
"My second son is named Ori?n (Oh-ree-ohn). I chose it because of the constellation and because it's easier to say in English and Spanish as my family back home have a hard time saying English names. My first son's name is Spanish and English speakers struggle with his name so I tried to put some thought in it the second time around." Jul. 26, 2017:
"I love my name because it is a constellation named Orion!" Jun. 1, 2017:
"My name is Orion and it's the best name ever some time people mess it but I kindly correct them" May. 18, 2017:
"My son Orion Kenneth born in 2004 has had his fair share of nicknames and mispronounciations but none of us would change his name for any thing. Named for the constellation..... our Orion is a strong, smart honourable you man..... and he will let you how to pronounce and spell if needed! ;)" Feb. 15, 2016:
"My name is Orion, and I was named Orion 20 years before I was born. And guess what, I have the Orion constellation as birthmarks on my back! Top that!" Dec. 12, 2015:
"I named my son Orion Ray. He is 11 months old. I absolutly love the name. My parents are old fashioned and don't really like it. They call him Onion. My husbands name is Ryan so I think it's cute." Dec. 27, 2014:
"my name is orion. I am 13. born in 2000. I am very proud of my name. it used to be original and new. but its becoming more popular by the year. However I am still very very happy with my name." Jun. 11, 2014:
"My name is Orion, it's the best name ever
The getting frustrated with being called Ryan is common
Or mispronouncing it
But this can be solved with assimilation
JOIN US" Jun. 1, 2014:
"My three year old is Orion Storm and people often make his name sound like or-re-on or spell it badly. I love this name and my son too corrects people when they call him just ryan he doesnt like it at all." Aug. 12, 2011:
"it's a handsome name. i only know one man with this name and the name is just as special as he is. orion. :)" Jan. 24, 2011:
"I think this is a beautiful name! Too bad it rhymes with our last name : (" Feb. 6, 2010:
"My name is Orion. Nobody ever knows how to pronounce it, but I've never met anyone with the same spelling and pronunciation as me, and very few people with either. I'm sure glad I don't have a boring name; rare names are so much better." Apr. 2, 2009:
"My son's name is also Orion, after the constellation Orion The Hunter. Alot of people confuse it with O'Ryan or simply call him Ryan. He's 3 years old and proudly corrects people when they call him Ryan!" Feb. 6, 2008:
"I named my first son Orion. Everyone loves it. at time people think it is Orien, or O'Ryan and I have to correct them because it is not the Irish version. He was named from greek origin and after the constiliation." Nov. 28, 2007:
"My husband's name is Orion and I love it. He says he had a terrible time growing up with the name, and was teased a lot, but now he's grown to like it." Jan. 25, 2007:
"My son was named Orion 14 years ago, we didn't know anyone else named Orion, except Mark Twain's brother, but I'm a stargazer, so I really liked the name, and everyone else was naming their son's jacob, Max, Sam and matthew, so I figured he'd at least have his OWN name. He really likes it now, which, as a teenager, is a pretty good recommendation! The only downside is that people can't spell or pronounce it sometimes. You'd think people would be familiar with the constellations, but that's not the case, apparently!" May. 30, 2006:
4 Neutral Comments
"My name is Orion and I was named after my father. I love the name and it has never posed a problem other than having to spell it and occasionally having to correct the pronunciation. I pronounce it "Orr e on". I receive nothing but positive comments from people I meet for the first time. I have heard of other Orions but have only met one other Orion, a young girl." Jun. 4, 2017:
"My sons name is Orion.and he loves it.he will be 4 soon he is very smart reading and righting at the age of 2 1/2.never forgets anything or anyone..now he's doing math problems.Orion is a very strong name..and corrects anyone who says it wrong.." Aug. 17, 2013:
"My son is Orion Phoenix! and we love the name! as Orion was always my favourite constellation, and it gave me a sense of grounding, when I would look up in the sky and could see Orion, no matter where I was in the world. Everyone who has heard it - loves it! but he does get called Oe-ee-yan! and people spell it O'ryan!" Aug. 31, 2010:
"My son is called Orion and people always say it "ORR-ee-yan", or think it's spelled O'Ryan. Also be careful when you write it down otherwise it looks like 'onion'. It's good though because if he wants a mainstream name when he's older he can shorten it to Ryan." Mar. 20, 2006:
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