Given Name ORVILLE

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: AWR-vil  [details]

Meaning & History

This name was invented by the 18th-century writer Fanny Burney, who perhaps intended it to mean "golden city" in French. Orville Wright (1871-1948), together with his brother Wilbur, invented the first successful airplane.


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Entry updated February 27, 2010