Gender: Female Meaning of Aphra: "dust" Origin of Aphra: Hebrew, variation of Aphrah

Aphra Origin and Meaning

The name Aphra is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "dust".

Aphra would make an interesting choice-- especially since it's the name of the first professional female writer in English, the seventeenth century's Aphra Behn. Born in 1640, she was a prolific dramatist of the English Restoration.

Aphra was originally a name for a woman from Africa that eventually became a given name, and was borne by several Roman saints. It can also be spelled Afra.

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caledonia Says:


I LOVE this name!