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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Orval

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Or"val
A kind of sage (Salvia Horminum).

Etymology: F. orvale

Wiktionary

French orvale.

  1. Salvia viridis, a kind of sage.

Notable Persons Named Orval

Orval Faubus was a Governor of Arkansas. His military service ended in 1946. Orval was born on January 7th, 1910 in Madison County, Arkansas. He died on December 14th, 1994.

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Orval Overall was a baseball player. Orval was born on February 2nd, 1881 in Farmersville, California. He died on July 14th, 1947.

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Orval Grove was a baseball player. Orval was born on August 29th, 1919 in West Mineral, Kansas. Orval is also known as Grove and Orval. He breathed his last breath on April 20th, 1992.

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Orval H. Hansen is a congressman. He was most prominent from 1969 to 1975. His military service ended in 1944. Orval was born on August 3rd, 1926 in Firth, Idaho.

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Orval Prophet was a country music singer-songwriter. His career lasted from 1944 to 1944. Orval was given the name Orval William Prophet on August 31st, 1922. Orval is also known as Orval Rex Prophet and Johnny Six. He breathed his last breath on January 4th, 1984.

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His military service ended in 1956. Orval was born on July 27th, 1898 in West Union, Indiana. He died on March 18th, 1980.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Orval

Mark was born on March 19th, 1968.

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Francis was born in 1944.

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How popular is the baby name Orval in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 22 0 22
1881 11 0 11
1882 6 0 6
1883 8 0 8
1884 16 0 16
1885 17 0 17
1886 15 0 15
1887 13 0 13
1888 14 0 14
1889 19 0 19
1890 26 0 26
1891 15 0 15
1892 31 0 31
1893 27 0 27
1894 19 0 19
1895 14 0 14
1896 19 0 19
1897 26 0 26
1898 20 0 20
1899 26 0 26
1900 36 0 36
1901 29 0 29
1902 42 0 42
1903 31 0 31
1904 29 0 29
1905 36 0 36
1906 28 0 28
1907 51 0 51
1908 49 0 49
1909 34 0 34
1910 57 0 57
1911 55 0 55
1912 141 0 141
1913 165 0 165
1914 192 0 192
1915 258 0 258
1916 280 0 280
1917 282 0 282
1918 304 0 304
1919 275 5 270
1920 294 0 294
1921 267 0 267
1922 272 0 272
1923 219 0 219
1924 243 0 243
1925 223 0 223
1926 230 0 230
1927 206 0 206
1928 152 0 152
1929 185 7 178
1930 174 0 174
1931 142 0 142
1932 136 0 136
1933 120 0 120
1934 130 0 130
1935 127 0 127
1936 103 0 103
1937 101 0 101
1938 93 0 93
1939 87 0 87
1940 100 0 100
1941 87 0 87
1942 120 0 120
1943 97 0 97
1944 82 0 82
1945 82 0 82
1946 79 0 79
1947 73 0 73
1948 69 0 69
1949 62 0 62
1950 57 0 57
1951 62 0 62
1952 53 0 53
1953 48 0 48
1954 45 0 45
1955 59 0 59
1956 39 0 39
1957 33 0 33
1958 32 0 32
1959 33 0 33
1960 43 0 43
1961 24 0 24
1962 17 0 17
1963 20 0 20
1964 25 0 25
1965 24 0 24
1966 19 0 19
1967 13 0 13
1968 9 0 9
1969 17 0 17
1970 17 0 17
1971 16 0 16
1972 8 0 8
1973 11 0 11
1974 9 0 9
1975 7 0 7
1976 12 0 12
1977 8 0 8
1978 7 0 7
1979 8 0 8
1980 7 0 7
1981 5 0 5
1983 5 0 5
1984 5 0 5
1985 7 0 7
1987 6 0 6
1991 6 0 6
1992 6 0 6
1993 5 0 5
1995 7 0 7

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Popularity of Orval as a first name

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Common last names for Orval

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Miller
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Clark
  • Taylor
  • Anderson
  • Moore
  • Martin
  • Nelson
  • Baker
  • White
  • Thompson
  • Cox

Fun Facts about the name Orval

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  • How Popular is the name Orval? Orval is the 2,879th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Orval have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 7,927 babies born with the first name Orval in the United States. That's more than enough people named Orval to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Orval? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 22 new born babies.
  • When was Orval first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Orval is Saturday, September 7th, 1867.
  • What year had the most people named Orval born? The highest recorded use of the first name Orval was in 1918 with a total of 304 babies.
  • Random Orval Factoid: According to the 1912 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Orval ranks 103rd in popularity as a baby boy's name in Nebraska. Imagine that, 10 babies in Nebraska have the same name as you in 1912.
  • Weird things about the name Orval: Your name in reverse order is Lavro. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Vorla. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
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