Orion Name Meaning & Origin

Orion

Pronunciation: oh-RIY-ən (key)

Origin of the name Orion:

From Greek and Roman mytholoogy, Orion was a son of Poseidon. He loved the goddess Diana but was accidentally killed by her and thenceforth placed in the heavens as the constellation Orion.

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Nicknames for Orion

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Meanings and history of the name Orion

"Dweller on the Mountain" - Greek
"Dawn, east" - Latin
"Son of fire, son of light" - Greek
"Light of Heaven" - Akkadian

Famous real-life people named Orion

Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) had an older brother named Orion.
Orion Christopher Noth (b. 2008), son of American actor Chris Noth

Orion in song, story & screen

"Orion," an instrumental song by Metallica.
Orion Galerinius, a character in the novel "Stones of my Accusers" by Tracy Groot.
Orion, warrior-god of Jack Kirby's New Gods comic book series
Orion Black, the father of Sirius Black in the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
Orion, Artemis Fowl's split personality.

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