Greek mythology name
"the darkness of the night"

Orpheus Origin and Meaning

The name Orpheus is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "the darkness of the night".

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.

# 459 on Nameberry

Orpheus Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Orpheus Popularity

Famous People Named Orpheus

  • Orpheus PledgerAustralian actor

Orpheus in Pop Culture

  • Orpheusthe main character's "persona" in video game "Persona 3"
  • Orpheusa character in the Matrix Franchise played by Laurence Fishburne; famous for "take the red pill"
  • Orpheusa character in the Broadway musical "Hadestown"