Orville

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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'.

Proper noun[edit]

Orville

  1. A male given name.
    • 1778 Fanny Burney, Evelina, Derby & Jackson (1857), page 38:
      I saw that the rank of Lord Orville was his least recommendation, his understanding and his manners being far more distinguished.
    • 1998 Fred Howard, Wilbur and Orville: A Biography of the Wright Brothers, Courier Dover, ISBN 0486402975, page 4:
      Orville Wright was born in 1871. Milton and Susan selected the names of their offspring with great care and considered middle names unnecessary.

French[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Ausric +‎ -ville From Frankish male name Ausric (Auric) + Old French ville (town)

Proper noun[edit]

Orville

  1. A placename
    1. Orville, Indre, France
    2. Orville, Orne, France

Etymology 2[edit]

or (gold) +‎ -ville (town)

Proper noun[edit]

Orville

  1. A placename
    1. Orville, Côte-d'Or, France; (From the golden coloration found in the local wineries and their golden leafed grape vines)