Origin:Greek
Popularity:638
Meaning:Rising in the sky; Dawning
If you think of your son as a shining star, consider this name, which was pulled right out of the sky. In Greek mythology, Orion was a mighty hunter and the son of Poseidon, and he was turned into a constellation by Zeus. Today Orion is one of the most recognizable constellations in the night sky. The name has a scientific yet mysterious edge, making it a good choice if you’re practical and romantic, like 'Sex and the City' actor Chris Noth, who named his son Orion in 2008.

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Source: Social Security Administration

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