What does Orion mean?

a constellation on the equator to the east of Taurus; contains Betelgeuse and Rigel

What's the origin of Orion?


How is Orion pronounced?


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

Orion is a constellation that is visible in the night sky. It is named after the hunter Orion, who was said to have been able to shoot stars from his eyes.

Is Orion a good cat name?

Orion has two syllables, which most vets and trainers tend to recommend. Orion is a widely adored cat name for obvious reasons. If you like it, go for it!

Orion is found in these categories:

celestial cat names

This name hails from a famous constellation, making it starry and cool!

elegant cat names

This celestial moniker exudes sophistication, inspired by Greek mythology's hunter.

white cat names

Orion's belt stars shine bright, like a feline's fur in moonlight.

spiritual cat names

This celestial moniker references a mythological hunter, symbolizing strength and wisdom.


Based on likes, Orion ranks #158 with users of MeowNames.com.

Orion is one of the more common cat names amongst our community. According to our statistics, Orion is considerably more popular than most other cat names.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Orion was, over the past 30 days, the 5th ranked cat name for views on MeowNames.com.

As of June 2024, Orion is a name that's increasing in popularity with new kitten owners. According to our stats, it's more fashionable than it was at this time last year.

We've seen quite a bit of variance in rank for this name. That might suggest its popularity is based on seasonal factors or perhaps pop culture events.

In the past week, Orion was viewed 39 times, and liked 9 times.

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