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The name Orion is of Greek origin, and is derived from the name of a constellation.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Orion has been given to baby boys in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby boys in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Orion
Use of the Name Orion for Boys During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
3,740 3,683 3,602 3,250 1,956 806 410
The table below indicates the number of times the name Orion has been given to baby boys and baby girls each year, from 1880 through 2004.  Orion first appeared in the top thousand boy or girl names during 1887, which is the first year shown on the table.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to boys or girls, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Orion
  Used as a Boy Name Used as a Girl Name
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Totals:  3,740 0

During the last 125 years, parents have used Orion as a boy's name nearly 100% of the time and almost never as a girl's name.  Cumulative counts and total counts shown on the above tables are significantly lower than actual counts because the name Orion appears in the top 1,000 boy names only 20 times during the last 125 years.

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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