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What does Afra mean?

Afra Pronunciation of Afra [afra] as a girls' name is of Hebrew and Arabic origin, and the meaning of Afra is "young deer; color of earth". The first female professional writer in England was named Aphra Behn (late 17th century).

Associated with: arabic, young, deer, earth, england, 17th century.


Afra has 4 variants: Affera, Affery, Affra and Aphra.

Affiliated girl names: Ophrah and Orpah.

Creative forms:
(female) Afri, Agra, ..

(male) Afran, ..

Middle name pairings:
Afra Nora (A.N.), ..

How popular is Afra?

Afra is a rare first name for females. Afra is a rare surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Afra has not been ranked in the Top 2000 so far. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Afra name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Afra outside U.S.

Similar Names

Afra is alike in pronunciation to Aphria, Ofra and Ophra. Other recommended names are Abra, Abrah, Abri, Ada, Adara, Adira, Adora, Adra, Adria, Aeran, Afia, Afiwa, Afrika, Afua, Airi, Aja, Ajua, Ala, Alea, Alfa, Alfre, Alia, Alma, Alva, Alya, Amara, Amyra, Ana, Andra, Anja, Anora, Ara, Arda, Arna, Arza, Asa, Asha, Ashra, Asma, Asta, Aura, Aural, Aurea, Auria, Avia, Azora, Azra, Azura, Cara, Cera, Dara, Edra, Eira, Iara, Ira, Kira, Kyra, Lira, Mera, Mira, Mora, Nera, Nira, Ofira, Orra, Rora, Sara, Sera, Tara, Tyra, Zara and Zora. These names tend to be more commonly used than Afra.

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