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Gender: M Origin of Orpheus: Greek mythology name

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Name of the legendary ancient Greek poet and musician -- whose music was so beautiful it made trees dance and rivers stop to listen -- would provide a child with a challenging but indelible identity.

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Famous People Named Orpheus

Orpheus Pledger, Australian actor

Pop Culture References for the Name Orpheus

"I never discovered anything about him that would explain why his parents gave him such a pretentious Christian name; perhaps it ran in the family. He invited me to call him Orph." [Robertson Davies, "Fifth Business," 1970]

Orpheus's International Variations

Orfeo (Italian)