Variations:Aphrah, Afra

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Aphra is a Hebrew name meaning ‘dust.’¬†The name is closely related to two names of different backgrounds: firstly, it can be a variant spelling of the name Aphrah, which, in the Old Testament, is a place name meaning ‘dust.’ Secondly, it can also be a variant of the name Afra, a historical term used to describe women who came from Africa. Aphra Behn was a 17th century writer and one of the first women in history to earn a living through her writing.

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