Name: Orpah

Origin and Meaning of the Name Orpah

  • Meaning:
    A fawn, a forelock; back of the neck
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  • Pronunciation:
    (OR pah)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Orpah)
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Miscellaneous Info for Orpah

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  • Used in:
    Hebrew speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Orpah was Naomi's second daughter-in-law in the Book of Ruth in the Old Testament. According to a legend in a midrash, her name was changed to “Orpah” because she turned her back on her mother-in-law.
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