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Orion

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 5 0 5
1885 5 0 5
1886 5 0 5
1887 6 0 6
1888 6 0 6
1889 7 0 7
1895 8 0 8
1896 16 0 16
1897 13 0 13
1898 7 0 7
1899 5 0 5
1900 7 0 7
1904 5 0 5
1905 6 0 6
1907 6 0 6
1908 6 0 6
1909 7 0 7
1911 7 0 7
1912 11 0 11
1913 14 0 14
1914 16 0 16
1915 28 0 28
1916 25 0 25
1917 36 5 31
1918 26 0 26
1919 34 0 34
1920 33 0 33
1921 32 0 32
1922 27 0 27
1923 38 0 38
1924 30 0 30
1925 27 0 27
1926 22 0 22
1927 24 0 24
1928 29 0 29
1929 19 0 19
1930 20 0 20
1931 13 0 13
1932 16 0 16
1933 15 0 15
1934 16 0 16
1935 18 0 18
1936 14 0 14
1937 10 0 10
1938 12 0 12
1939 20 0 20
1940 9 0 9
1941 15 0 15
1942 17 0 17
1943 26 0 26
1944 6 0 6
1945 13 0 13
1946 7 0 7
1947 8 0 8
1948 11 0 11
1949 9 0 9
1950 10 0 10
1951 11 0 11
1952 6 0 6
1953 11 0 11
1954 11 0 11
1956 16 0 16
1957 10 0 10
1958 9 0 9
1960 7 0 7
1962 10 0 10
1963 7 0 7
1965 5 0 5
1966 13 0 13
1967 8 0 8
1968 14 0 14
1969 18 0 18
1970 12 0 12
1971 32 0 32
1972 38 0 38
1973 35 0 35
1974 54 0 54
1975 58 0 58
1976 57 0 57
1977 67 0 67
1978 66 0 66
1979 81 0 81
1980 61 0 61
1981 67 0 67
1982 87 0 87
1983 76 0 76
1984 72 0 72
1985 64 0 64
1986 56 0 56
1987 83 0 83
1988 78 0 78
1989 89 0 89
1990 90 0 90
1991 122 5 117
1992 92 0 92
1993 116 8 108
1994 155 7 148
1995 175 7 168
1996 193 8 185
1997 204 9 195
1998 394 22 372
1999 399 22 377
2000 397 15 382
2001 420 16 404
2002 379 12 367
2003 414 16 398
2004 432 14 418
2005 440 13 427
2006 499 14 485
2007 482 13 469
2008 509 15 494
2009 528 11 517
2010 574 13 561
2011 586 14 572
2012 696 21 675
2013 770 14 756
2014 841 24 817
2015 887 22 865

Want to know about the popularity of the Orion baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 13,066 babies born with the name Orion in the United States. That's more than enough Orions to occupy the territory of Wallis and Futuna (France) with an estimated population of 13,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Orion" was in 2015 with a total of 865 babies.

According to the 2002 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Orion" ranks #106 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Alaska. Imagine that, 10 babies in Alaska have the same name as you in 2002. Across the entire United States a total of 379 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Where is the name Orion popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Orion" mean? The list below shows the origins of Orion as well as things modernly associated with the name Orion such as celebrities named Orion.

Origin and Meaning of Orion

The name "Orion" is of Greek origin, and it means "Dweller on the mountain". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun O*ri"on
A large and bright constellation on the equator, between the stars Aldebaran and Sirius. It contains a remarkable nebula visible to the naked eye.

Etymology: L., fr. Gr. 'Wri`wn, orig., a celebrated hunter in the oldest Greek mythology, after whom this constellation was named

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A constellation on the equator to the east of Taurus; contains Betelgeuse and Rigel
  2. (Greek mythology) a giant Boeotian hunter who pursued the Pleiades and was eventually slain by Artemis; was then placed in the sky as a constellation

Other Inspirations for the Name Orion

Orion Cooker
Orion Coolers
Orion Deli
Orion International
Orion Nebula
Orion Prelude
Orion Spacecraft
Orion Telescopes
Orion Constellation
Orion Management

Alternative Meanings

O is for orderly, a lifelong passion.

R is for rapport, friends seek you.

I is for ideas, that you bring to life.

O is for ornate, nothing plain here!

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

Your name in reverse order is "Noiro". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Nroio". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Orion born Dec 28, 1923

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Oceania approximately on 400. Your profession was jeweler and watch-maker.

You were always involved with all new things. You have always loved changes, especially in art, music, cooking. Your lesson - to learn discretion and reason and then teach others to do that. Your life will be happier, when you help those who lack reasoning.

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