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What does Orval mean?

Orval Pronunciation of Orval [or-val] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Orval is "spear strength". Also variant of Orville.

Associated with: old english, spear (warrior), strength.


4 related forms via Orville: Orv, Orvell, Orvelle and Orvil.

Creative forms:
(male) Oroval, Osval, ..

(female) Orol, Orvia, ..

Middle name pairings:
Orval Taylor (O.T.), ..

How popular is Orval?

Orval is a somewhat popular first name for males (#954 out of 1220, Top 78%) but a rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Orval reached its highest position of #325 in the U.S. in the 1910s, but is not found in the list currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Orval name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Orval outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with similar and related boy names. Prominent related forms of Orval are Orvil and Orville. Other variants, like Orvelle, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Orval was well-received among parents during 1910-1919 (median #432).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Orval, Orvil, Orville in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Orval and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Ardal, Deval, Duval, Laval, Norval, Oneal, Oral, Oran, Orel, Oriel, Orjan, Orlan, Orman, Orran, Orrel, Orvin and Osvald. These names tend to be less commonly used than Orval.

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