Orville

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35k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
125
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Orville

"Orville" is a name of French origin, and it means "Golden City". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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Invented by Fanny Burney for the hero of her novel Evelina.It has been suggested that it is based on the very old Welsh Celtic forename of Eurfyl, meaning 'gold'.

  1. A male given name.

Notable Persons Named Orville

Will Forte is an actor, comedian, writer, producer, and voice actor. He was most prominent from 1997 to present. Will was given the name Orville Willis Forte IV on June 17th, 1970 in Alameda County, California, United States. Will is also known as Orville Forte.

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Shaggy is a reggae fusion musician, songwriter, and deejay (jamaican). He has had major accomplishments since 1993. Shaggy was given the name Orville Richard Burrell on October 22nd, 1968. Shaggy is also known as Burrell and Orville Richard (birth name).

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Orville Redenbacher was an entrepreneurship and entrepreneur. Orville was given the name Orville Clarence Redenbacher on July 16th, 1907 in Brazil, Indiana, U.S. He left this life on September 19th, 1995.

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Orville Gibson was an inventor. Orville was given the name Orville H. Gibson on May 1st, 1856 in Chateaugay, New York, United States. He died on August 18th, 1918.

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Orville was born on April 24th, 1961 in Indiana.

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Orville Freeman was a governor. His career lasted from 1961 to 1969. Orville was born on May 9th, 1918 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S. He passed away on February 20th, 2003.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Orville

Don Orville is a police officer.

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Albert was born on August 12th, 1621 in Brussels. He passed away on April 8th, 1662.

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Howard Thomas Orville was a naval officer and meteorologist. Howard was born on June 16th, 1901. He passed away on May 24th, 1960.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 49 0 49
1881 61 0 61
1882 46 0 46
1883 59 0 59
1884 53 0 53
1885 79 0 79
1886 63 0 63
1887 54 0 54
1888 87 0 87
1889 64 0 64
1890 88 0 88
1891 56 0 56
1892 84 0 84
1893 78 0 78
1894 105 0 105
1895 92 0 92
1896 89 0 89
1897 83 0 83
1898 101 0 101
1899 94 0 94
1900 112 0 112
1901 94 0 94
1902 108 0 108
1903 125 0 125
1904 134 0 134
1905 125 0 125
1906 148 0 148
1907 148 0 148
1908 153 0 153
1909 218 0 218
1910 223 0 223
1911 230 0 230
1912 477 0 477
1913 676 0 676
1914 792 5 787
1915 1,083 7 1,076
1916 1,070 7 1,063
1917 1,066 5 1,061
1918 1,199 11 1,188
1919 1,126 6 1,120
1920 1,203 8 1,195
1921 1,161 12 1,149
1922 1,034 12 1,022
1923 1,018 7 1,011
1924 1,046 9 1,037
1925 949 11 938
1926 906 11 895
1927 859 5 854
1928 819 9 810
1929 809 0 809
1930 756 9 747
1931 666 11 655
1932 654 5 649
1933 627 0 627
1934 598 5 593
1935 581 0 581
1936 516 0 516
1937 516 0 516
1938 446 0 446
1939 494 0 494
1940 462 0 462
1941 431 0 431
1942 445 0 445
1943 475 0 475
1944 357 0 357
1945 332 0 332
1946 332 0 332
1947 399 0 399
1948 321 0 321
1949 291 0 291
1950 263 0 263
1951 256 0 256
1952 255 0 255
1953 257 0 257
1954 243 0 243
1955 196 0 196
1956 225 0 225
1957 236 0 236
1958 183 0 183
1959 175 0 175
1960 155 0 155
1961 167 0 167
1962 121 0 121
1963 134 0 134
1964 112 0 112
1965 101 0 101
1966 112 0 112
1967 81 0 81
1968 102 0 102
1969 97 0 97
1970 87 0 87
1971 81 0 81
1972 74 0 74
1973 63 0 63
1974 57 0 57
1975 71 0 71
1976 46 0 46
1977 53 0 53
1978 45 0 45
1979 39 0 39
1980 46 0 46
1981 45 0 45
1982 31 0 31
1983 29 0 29
1984 23 0 23
1985 34 0 34
1986 26 0 26
1987 26 0 26
1988 27 0 27
1989 33 0 33
1990 27 0 27
1991 17 0 17
1992 16 0 16
1993 21 0 21
1994 16 0 16
1995 26 0 26
1996 19 0 19
1997 15 0 15
1998 10 0 10
1999 12 0 12
2000 18 0 18
2001 12 0 12
2002 18 0 18
2003 12 0 12
2004 11 0 11
2005 9 0 9
2006 14 0 14
2007 9 0 9
2008 16 0 16
2009 13 0 13
2010 6 0 6
2011 9 0 9
2012 7 0 7
2013 13 0 13
2014 17 0 17
2015 12 0 12
2016 13 0 13

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Popularity of Orville as a first name

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Popularity of Orville as a last name

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Common last names for Orville

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Miller
  • Jones
  • Brown
  • Anderson
  • Williams
  • Davis
  • Wright
  • Wilson
  • Thompson
  • Moore
  • Olson
  • Martin
  • Nelson
  • Clark
  • Baker
  • White
  • Harris

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Orville U.S.
  White 72.00% 64.26%
  African American 21.60% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Orville

People with the last name Orville are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Orville

  • How Popular is the name Orville? Orville is the 1,239th most popular name of all time. As a last name Orville was the 134,712th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Orville have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 35,090 babies born with the first name Orville in the United States. That's more than enough people named Orville to occupy the country of San Marino with an estimated population of 32,312 (as of March 31, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Orville? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 49 new born babies.
  • When was Orville first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Orville is Sunday, August 7th, 1859.
  • What year had the most people named Orville born? The highest recorded use of the first name Orville was in 1920 with a total of 1,195 babies. That's a lot of babies named Orville!
  • Random Orville Factoid: According to the 1920 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Orville ranks 82nd in popularity as a baby boy's name in Missouri. Imagine that, 71 babies in Missouri have the same name as you in 1920.
  • Weird things about the name Orville: Your name in reverse order is Ellivro. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ilervlo. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Orville? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 125 people with the last name Orville.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Orville? Orville is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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