Meaning and name origin
Orville \o-rville, or-ville\ as a boy's name is pronounced OR-vil. It is of Old French origin, and the meaning of Orville is "gold town". This name was invented by Fanny Burney for a character in her 18th-century novel "Evelina". Inventor/aviator Orville Wright.
Orville is a very popular first name for males (#430 out of 1220, Top 35%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Orville for boys (2014 statistics).