Orville 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).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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Orville Wright, American inventor and aviator of the world's first successful airplane.
Orville Redenbacher, American businessman and popcorn entrepreneur.
Orville Babcock, American Civil War General in the Union Army.
Orville Freeman, former governor of Minnesota and U.S. Sec. of Agriculture.
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Orville the albatross, fictional character from animated Disney film The Rescuers.
Lord Orville, fictional character in Frances Burney's novel Evelina.
The Orville, television show by Seth McFarlane.
Orville the twin portrait ghost in the game “Luigi’s Mansion.”