The name of Orly came from Latin Aureliacum, "the villa of Aurelius".
Paris-Orly Airport partially lies on the territory of the commune of Orly, which gave its name to the airport.
Schools in Orly:
- Preschools (écoles maternelles): Cité Jardins, Jean Moulin, Joliot-Curie, Marcel Cachin, Noyer-Grenot, Paul Eluard, Romain Rolland
- Elementary schools (écoles élémentaires): Cité Jardins, Centre, Jean Moulin, Joliot-Curie, Marcel Cachin A and B, Paul Eluard A and B, Romain Rolland A and B
- Junior high schools: Collège Dorval and Collège Desnos
- One senior high school/sixth-form college: Lycée des métiers Armand Guillaumin