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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 8 years old.

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      22 Positive Comments

  • "I grew up with a best friend named Orion. People would sometimes pronounce it wrong but didn't really have much trouble with it that I recall. I think the most I remember is a teacher saying "Or-ee-ian" at the beginning of the semester. Or his name getting written down as "ryan" like when we were ordering things. Never felt unusual or seemed like it bothered him. I never really thought about it until we were all much older but I kinda like it. Its unique but not over the top. He was always the only person in school with his name. Never had to get a nickname because 2 people had the same name." Dec. 15, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "Being named after such a great hunter is an honour indeed, thought yes, there is a tendency for others to mispronounce it. Orion for life!" Dec. 7, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Orion Beam, and i am 15. i was born in 2003 with a name i never truly understood, nor ever will. after these years, im proud to have this name." Aug. 26, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Orion. I'm 20 and a female. Never met another person named Orion, let alone another girl. Growing up it was waaaaay less common than it is now and not too many people understood it. It took me a long time to appreciate my name- but now I LOVE IT. It fits me perfectly and I couldn't imagine having any other name. Orion is powerful. Orion is forceful but loving. Intuitive but forceful. Focused but also peaceful. A true gate keeper. The world needs us. If you haven't looked into the name and meaning of Orion other than just the constellation I highly recommend you look into more knowledge. Truly inspiring and motivational." Jul. 11, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Orion after the constellation but sometimes people think its Olion or O'Ryan and somtimes spell it Orian" Oct. 1, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name because it is a constellation named Orion!" Jun. 1, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Orion and it's the best name ever some time people mess it but I kindly correct them" May. 18, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "I think this is a beautiful name! Too bad it rhymes with our last name : (" Feb. 6, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

      5 Neutral Comments

  • "I?m an Orion My dads also an Orion People do often misspell it and mispronounce it And I get called onion whenever I write my name It is a fitting name though because I love astronomy" Jan. 20, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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 he's doing math problems.Orion is a very strong name..and corrects anyone who says it wrong.." Aug. 17, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

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