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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: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

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, the main character's "persona" in video game "Persona 3"
Orpheus, a character in the Matrix Franchise played by Laurence Fishburne; famous for "take the red pill"

Orpheus's International Variations

Orfeo (Italian)


arboretum Says:


This is my iPod's name...for obvious reasons.

KittyMomma246 Says:


Although the history behind the name makes it interesting, and the name sounds very strong, I couldn't use it because it sounds so much like "orifice".

LadyVanRaven Says:


I know a lot of people would think of this as a weird name for a kid but I love it. It makes me think of peaceful music (obviously), waterfalls, mist and a sunrise. I imagine this name on a tall good-looking blond guy that is quiet, intelligent and sweet.