Given Name ORION

GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Ωριων (Ancient Greek)
PRONOUNCED: AW-REE-AWN (Classical Greek), o-RIE-ən (English)  [details]

Meaning & History

Meaning unknown, but possibly related to Greek ‘οριον (horion) meaning "boundary, limit". Alternatively it may be derived from Akkadian Uru-anna meaning "light of the heavens". This is the name of a constellation, which gets its name from a legendary Greek hunter who was killed by a scorpion sent by the earth goddess Gaia.

Categories

celestial, constellations, Harry Potter characters, hunters, nature, Power Rangers characters, saints, space, uncertain etymology
Entry updated July 11, 2018