The name Orville was used for the first time by novelist Fanny Burney as a character's name in her novel, Evelina. Based on this origin of the name, Orville is considered to mean "golden city" in French. The name reached peak popularity during the early twentieth century.
Similar Names: Orv, Orvell
Famous Orville Names: Orville Wright (aviation pioneer), Orville Redenbacher (American businessman)