Comments for the name Aphra

Comments for APHRA:

Aphra Behn (1640-1689) was one of the first English women to earn a living through her writing.
-- turabiannights  9/5/2006
I do not have any clue about the origin of the name but I do know there was a Aphra Behn in England some centuries ago. She is the first professional female author we know of. Here are some links with the information we have on her:
http://feminism.eserver.org/memoir-of-aphra-behn.txt

This one is particularly interesting as it offers some variants of the name, which might help to trace the etymology.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aphra_Behn
-- VickyG057  12/29/2007

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