"boundary, limit"

Orion Origin and Meaning

The name Orion is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "boundary, limit".

Orion is a rising star, with both mythical and celestial overtones.

The Greek mythological Orion was the legendary hunter who pursued the seven daughters of Atlas, was slain by the goddess Artemis, and then placed as one of the brightest constellations in the night sky by Zeus.

Mark Twain had a brother named Orion, and Chris "Big" Noth picked the name for his son. It is also a Harry Potter name.

Orion's Gaelic connection to O'Ryan/Ryan makes it familiar as well as unusual.

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Famous People Named Orion

  • Orion Clemensbrother of novelist Mark Twain
  • Orion Metcalf BarberU.S. federal judge
  • Orion AcabaAmerican voice actor
  • Orion Coville (b. 1970)son of children's novelist Bruce Coville
  • Orion Christopher Noth (b. 2008)son of actor Chris Noth
  • Kaiser Orion "Kai" Griffith (b. 2014)son of TV personality Jenelle Evans of "Teen Mom 2"

Orion in Pop Culture

  • Orion Blackfather of Sirius Black in the Harry Potter series
  • Orioncode name of Stephen Bartowski on TV's Chuck
  • OrionSt. Peter's guardian angel in the 18th,century epic Der Messias (The Messiah) by German poet Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock
  • Orionson of Alveric and Lirazel in The King of Elfland's Daughter (1924) by Lord Dunsany
  • Orionthe Arquillian jeweler's pet cat in film "Men in Black "
  • Orionson of Poseidon, Greek god of the ocean.
  • Orionan alien race in the Star Trek franchise
  • OrionArtemis's sub,personality in the Artemis Fowl books
  • Orion "Ry" character in Kiersten White's novel The Chaos of Stars
  • "Orion" song by Metallica
  • Lockheed P3 Orion, military aircraft
  • Orioncharacter in the animated Nickelodeon series "As Told By Ginger"
  • Orioncharacter in video game "Thief"
  • Orion Breweriesa popular Okinawan beer company
  • Orion Amaricharacter in Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery
  • Orion 'Hunt' Athalarcharacter in Sarah J. Maas' book 'Crescent City, House of Earth and Blood'
  • Orioncharacter in video game "Brawlhalla"
  • Orion Paxcharacter in Transformers Prime, The past form of Optimus Prime