Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Orpah f. Hebrew עָרְפָּה, of uncertain meaning.

The name of a minor character in the Biblical book of Ruth. Wycliffite Bible (1395): Orpha.

The name came into use in England in the 16th C, and was not used outside of the Isles.

England
Early Modern English
1541 Orba BarnstapleBap p. 2
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Orpah". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 4. http://dmnes.org/2016/4/name/Orpah.