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Aphra

Heart
Hebrew, variation of Aphrah
"dust"

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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Famous People Named Aphra

  • Aphra BehnEnglish poet, playwright, spy
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Aphra in Pop Culture

  • Aphra Marshmain character of the "Innsmouth Legacy" series by Ruthanna Emrys
  • Chelli Lona Aphracharacter in Star Wars comic series
  • Aphrah (a place mentioned in the Book of Micah) was supposedly used as a unisex given name by the Puritans
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