English surname
"the branch of the river"

Orwell Origin and Meaning

The name Orwell is a boy's name meaning "the branch of the river".
Most closely associated with famed English novelist George Orwell (whose real name was Eric Arthur Blair), this English surname is now occasionally sported as a literary first name. Given its meaning, Orwell could also be used by those looking for a more subtle alternative to River.

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Famous People Named Orwell

  • George Orwellpen name of Eric Arthur Blair, English novelist

Orwell in Pop Culture

  • Orwellianterm meaning "a brutal policy of draconian control by propaganda, surveillance, misinformation, denial of truth (doublethink), and manipulation of the past, practised by modern repressive governments," as described in Orwell's "Nineteen,Eighty,Four"