Gender: Male Meaning of Orville: "gold town" Origin of Orville: French

Orville Origin and Meaning

The name Orville is a boy's name of French origin meaning "gold town".

Only if you're an aviation buff or seriously addicted to popcorn.

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Pop Culture References for the name Orville

Orvil, Orvelle


Daiseymae Says:



paulapuddephatt Says:


Keith Harris, anyone? UK associations...! 😀

indiefendi2 Says:


there's a brand of popcorn in America called Orville Redenbacher's. It's probably the most popular (no pun intended) popcorn brand in this country.

Essa Says:


I like the full name but I'm a nicknamer and 'Orvy' is definitely not what I want to be naming my child.

Essa Says:


At least in the UK, this popcorn doesn't appear to exist. And even then, would popcorn really put someone off the name? Everyone likes popcorn!

Essa Says:


What popcorn?

indiefendi2 Says:


perhaps............because of the popcorn?

lizmockbee Says:


I actually like the name Orville. Any ideas on why it's so unpopular? To me, it's a classic.

lesliemarion Says:


The name nerd in me loves this, but a small voice says this sounds like the name of a dirty old man,