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Gender: Male Origin of Orpheus: Greek mythology name

The name Orpheus is a boy's name of Greek origin. Orpheus and is often added to lists like Unique Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

From the experts:

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

Orpheus is the name of the protagonist's "persona" in Persona 3.

Orpheus's International Variations

Orfeo (Italian)