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Aphra

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

The name Aphra is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "dust". Aphra and is often added to lists like Cool Girl Names from Ancient Cultures and discussed in our forums with posts like "Heaven Hell Purgatory - Unusual/Outlandish Girls".

From the experts:

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:

2016-07-16T08:49:04

I LOVE this name!