A giant huntsman in greek mythology.






Emily P.

PupNames.com Contributor

Orion, a name with celestial charm, is perfect for your four-legged friend. Named after a Greek hunter, who was known for his superhuman strength and hunting skills, it's ideal for a dog with a strong personality or a knack for fetch. Plus, it's a constellation, so if your pup loves to howl at the moon, it's a match made in the stars! And let's not forget Orion Pax, Optimus Prime's original name in Transformers. So, whether your dog is a fearless hunter, a stargazer, or a robot in disguise, Orion is a name that's out of this world!

Traits associated with the name Orion:

Dogs named Orion tend to be loving, loyal, affectionate, and resilient. This name is also associated with companionship, and intelligence.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Orion?

Naming your dog Orion suggests that you have an appreciation for the night sky and the stars. It could also suggest that you have a creative and imaginative side.

Is Orion a good dog name?

Orion has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. Orion is a widely loved dog name for good reason. If you like it, go for it!

Popularity: Overall

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Orion is one of the more popular dog names out there. According to our data, Orion outranks the great majority of names.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Orion was, in the past month, the 286th most viewed dog name on PupNames.com.

As of May 2024, Orion is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

In general, this name has held steady in popularity with PupNames.com visitors.

In the past week, Orion was viewed 0 times, and liked 4 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Orion's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Orion is most adored in Hawaii, Wyoming and Pennsylvania.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Texas, Virginia and South Carolina.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Orion.

Most popular breeds named Orion:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. German Shepherd
  3. Siberian Husky
  4. Golden Retriever
  5. Boxer

Orion is found in these categories:

celestial dog names

Named after a famed hunter from Greek mythology, stars align!

hunting dog names

Orion is a prominent hunter figure in Greek mythology, often associated with dogs.

posh dog names

Derived from Greek mythology, it exudes an air of celestial sophistication.

flower dog names

Orion is linked to Greek mythology, where he's associated with Hyacinth, a plant.

mythical dog names

Orion is named after a hunter in Greek mythology, often depicted with a dog.

Dog names like Orion:

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God of hell and wealth in roman mythology.
Of The Stars
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the (usually elliptical) path described by one celestial body in its revolution about another
A mountain nymph in Greek mythology.
Orion dog name meaning

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