Orvel Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Orville:
A name of debated origin. Some believe it is derived from a Norman baronial name taken from a French place-name meaning "golden city." Others think it is merely an invention of the novelist Fanny Burney, who used it for the hero in her novel Evelina (1778).
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Appeared on the SSA Top 1000 list three times between 1904 and 1919.
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