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Aphra

All About The Name Aphra

The name Aphra was a given name used in the 17th century by English Puritans, when they misread Biblical verse Micah 1-10 in the King James Bible “in the house of Aphrah roll thyself in the dust”. The Puritans took Aphrah to be a given name, rather than a word meaning “dust.” There is also a reference made by  Cleodemus a Jewish historian in which he calls Ephah the fourth son of Abraham, by the name Aphrah.

Meaning: Dust

Origin: Hebrew

Gender: Girl

Current Popularity: Not in the US top 1,000 names

Middle Name Possibilities: Elodie

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