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I believe that this was the original spelling of Oprah Winfrey's name. I heard that it was her mother who had mis-spelled it by mistake, but the changed name stuck.
― Anonymous User  12/5/2005
Oprah Winfrey was supposed to be named this but the nurse spelled it wrong or something like that and it just stayed that way!
― Anonymous User  1/13/2006
The name comes from the Hebrew word "oref", meaning the back of the head, because she turned her back on Neomy, while Ruth stayed.
iffat_oz  3/5/2006
I think this is a lot prettier than Oprah, and Oprah is just completely iconic now and a sort of questionable name choice.
― Anonymous User  6/23/2007

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